That makes sense. But I am confused when they say SPMS and PPMS do not have inflammation. They just get worse, there is nothing to heal.
If this treatment can make RRMS go into some sort of remission. Thats great, but what if there is a secondary part of this disease thats being missed such as SPMS where it seems to be RRMS first. People recover from attacks with RRMS, yet still seem to go into SPMS.
Maybe they are just putting a bandage on the disease yet not really 'curing' it
Most of the info I have read about SPMS indicates that neuro degeneration is taking place in the grey/white matter and less to no new lesions are developing.
My latest MRI was in January. Even though I have had MS for over 36 years and am 6.5 on the EDSS scale, my MRI showed no lesions at all.
I believe that some would have shown up in a stronger MRI, but the radiologist did not agree with me. He probably didn't like it when I told him that I thought his machine was woosie either.
A complete neurological exam following the MRI left no doubt to the neuro that my problem was definite MS, but without lesions showing. This is one reason that I am totally unimpressed with meds that gravitate to reducing lesions. It is a "So what, big deal" in my view when lesions shrink or go away.