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Multiple sclerosis comes in many faces

Multiple sclerosis can present differently in different people.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Strides have been made in the last few decades but, because symptoms can be different from person to person and its not known what causes MS, a lot of the disease is still clouded in mystery.

Jennifer Block of Houston is one of those faces of the disease.

Block is a mother of 20-month-old twins, and is a pre-school teacher. Originally from Oklahoma City, she discovered she was diagnosed with MS as a newlywed with her husband David in early 2012.

“I went to the doctor for back pain. They did an MRI and found active lesions on my back. I was teaching middle school at the time when I got the call that they thought it was MS. You don’t forget,” Block said.

Block and her husband, who is a native Houstonian, had been toying with the idea of moving to Houston, and the MS diagnosis was the push they needed, partially because of the available health care.

Read on: Multiple sclerosis comes in many faces – San Antonio Express-News

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