One of my friends has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He's only 23 and played collegiate football at a D1 school. He began experiencing severe and consistent back spasms. They were so bad that even at the highest legal dosage for drugs that doctors could put him on, he was still in severe pain. It's very unfortunate.
I live across the country from him so I don't know what is going on. I read the wikipedia site that it is a central nervous system disorder that slow degenerates motor ability. I was hoping some of you could give me a better idea about how he will develop into the disorder. Last I saw him 3 months ago he was still walking and talking fine, except for the fact that he was on some heavy pain killers and was out of it a little. Will he eventually not be able to walk? How long would that take to go? What can I expect my friend to be like in a year, two years, etc? Thanks for any info or advice. Matt