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While there currently is no cure for MS, there are viable, effective treatment options for "Relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis" (RRMS). The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) issued a consensus statement in the fall of 1998 calling for anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of RRMS to discuss initiating therapy with their doctor.

Research has shown that immunomodulating drug therapy and lifestyle management can reduce the frequency of MS relapses. Many people with MS are able to lead highly productive and fulfilling lives, raising families, working full time, and participating in a wide variety of activities. Life expectancy for people with MS generally is only reduced by about five years on average. Doctors encourage people to remain active. Appropriate vigorous exercise actually has shown a positive effect on early and mild to moderate MS.

Clay Walker was diagnosed with RRMS in 1996 at the age of 26. While individual results may vary, thanks to a healthy diet, exercise, rest, and an effective daily drug therapy, Clay has been able to continue to lead an active life since his diagnosis. Clay Walker currently takes a daily medication.