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Grand Strand Medical Center
South Strand Medical Center

Surgical Procedures for Multiple Sclerosis

There are no surgical treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), but there are options available to treat the symptoms. These include:

  • Surgically-placed pumps—These pumps, placed inside the body, can deliver medications to reduce spasticity and pain.
  • Deep brain stimulation—This involves implanting a device in the brain that sends electrical signals, which can block the signals that are triggering tremors. Some people with MS have tremors (in the limbs or other parts of the body) that affect daily activities.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2015 -
  • Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated May 6, 2015. Accessed September 29, 2015.

  • NINDS multiple sclerosis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: Updated July 17, 2015. Accessed September 29, 2015.

  • Smail B, Peskine A, Roche N, et al. Intrathecal baclofen for the treatment of spasticity of multiple sclerosis patients. Mult Scler. 2006;12(1):101-103.

  • What is MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: Accessed September 29, 2015.