Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is a form of MS in
which the disease is progressive from the start. Symptoms such as muscle
weakness, leg dragging, and stiffness become worse, and nerve function
deteriorates steadily, though this occurs at different rates in different
Primary progressive MS occurs in just a small number of people with
MS. In these people, the illness may be severe from the start with a quick
progression of neurological problems over several months. There are no periods
when symptoms do not occur (remission).
There is no cure for MS.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.