MS and medical conditions that are similar

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Even if you have all of the symptoms and have been tested for multiple sclerosis in Ohio, it doesn’t always mean that you have the condition. There are several issues that can mimic MS because of the symptoms that are associated with them.


A migraine can be a serious medical condition that causes intense pain and can impact your vision. It can also cause nausea and vomiting as well as sensitivity issues to sounds and movements. Sometimes, there are no reasons why a migraine develops. Common causes include hormonal and chemical changes in the body as well as issues with the blood vessels in the brain.

Since these symptoms are often associated with MS, it can be easy for a medical professional to make a misdiagnosis. If misdiagnosis occurs and the proper treatments are not provided, then a medical malpractice claim could be filed in order to obtain compensation.

Cervical spondylosis

This is a condition that is similar to osteoarthritis, which can often mimic MS. You could experience stiffness in your neck as well as pain in the neck and in areas of the lower back. You’ll usually see this condition impact older adults, but since the symptoms are closely related to MS, tests should be performed to make a final medical determination.


Neuropathy is a medical issue that impacts the nerves in the body. Physical damage to the nerves as well as infections can cause neuropathy. Health conditions that include diabetes and hypothyroidism can also be factors that can lead to neuropathy. Because neuropathy and MS impact the nerves in the body, they can often be similarly diagnosed.