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On the Job With MS: Work Accommodations That Can Make It Easier

By Erica Patino
September 14, 2022

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect every aspect of life—including your work. For example, the unpredictable nature of MS means that flares can come without warning, which could mean you need to take days off without giving your boss or team advance notice. You may also need to take time off for doctor’s appointments or physical therapy. And symptoms like pain, impaired coordination, and cognitive issues can make just about any job more challenging.

Fortunately, there are many ways employers can accommodate your condition, making the situation more workable for all involved.

What Are Work Accommodations for People with MS?

The work accommodations you may need will likely depend on the type of job you have and the MS symptoms you experience.