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The brain is the communication center

As the communication center for the entire body, the brain sends signals that tell the body how to move, what to do, and how to think and talk. The brain is also one of the places that multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks can occur.

MS disrupts communication
between the brain and body

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Lesions occur

MS causes lesions in the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.

Lesions breaking signals in brain

Signals break down

Lesions in the brain make it difficult for the brain to send signals from one part of the brain to another—and from the brain to the rest of the body.

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Symptoms progress

When communication signals break down, MS symptoms and relapses occur—and the disease can progress.