I don't mean to criticize anybody. I am just asking out of curiosity.
Since the spinal cord can indeed heal, why are so many millions of people still in wheelchair?
For each success story we hear about, there are hundrends of thousands of "failure" stories. Could the people that recovered have just been geneticallly capable of doing so?
The problem in MS is the fact that electrical signals can not cross the lesion. Imagine a light bulb whose wire has been cut. No matter how many millions times you press the switch, the light will never turn on.
The nervous system is not that simplistic, which makes my example totally inaccurate. But even if rewiring does take place, what about the function of the new wires? They will have to take on the function they always performed, plus the function of the damaged wires. Are they capable of?
And let's say that they manage to replace the damaged ones. Yet another lesion is created and everything starts from scratch once again. C' est la vie! I believe that MS is simply a hopeless situation and I wonder if it is worth the try...
In theory, yes, it is worth the try and effort. But in practice, I find it just hopeless. Too much effort for nothing.
I don't want to offend anyone, or make you feel depressed. I am just writing my opinion.
Shortest joke: "We may not be able to cure MS but we can manage its symptoms."