Today, many people with nervous system damage are told that they may never recover and are forced to accept their nerve damage as an incurable disability.

Because of the complexity of the nervous system, repair after nerve cell damage is limited at best. Neurology is a relatively new field of research, and scientists have used what they know about nerve cells so far to create treatments.

Click on the headings above to learn about three current treatment options.

While the current treatments above have been at least partially effective, there is no cure for nervous system diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The treatments and other drugs may slow the progression of the disease or treat the symptoms, but there is no current way to repair the damaged nerve cells.