Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research Study
At FutureSearch Trials, we conduct research studies evaluating the safety and effectiveness of investigational medications for multiple sclerosis (MS). For most studies, participants must be at least 18 years of age and able to provide written, informed consent.
Multiple sclerosis has no cure. However, treatments may help treat MS attacks, manage symptoms and reduce progress of the disease. If you would like more information on our MS research studies in Austin and/or Dallas, TX, or to see if you qualify, please contact us today.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between your brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body. This condition may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that’s not reversible.
Symptoms vary widely, depending on the amount of damage and the nerves that are affected. People with severe cases of multiple sclerosis may lose the ability to walk or speak clearly. Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose early in the course of the disease because symptoms often come and go — sometimes disappearing for months.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
- Reduced coordination
- Lose of balance
- Weakness in extremities
- Feeling numb