Letting your doctor know how you're doing is one of the ways they can keep track of your MS and there are a number of tools your doctor can also use to measure any changes in your symptoms. Find out about the tools.
Your doctor will want to keep a close eye on your brain to see how your MS is progressing. But this doesn't tell them everything as there could be damage taking place that isn't visible on a scan. Therefore, your doctor may also use a number of other tools to monitor any changes in your symptoms and to help assess how well your MS is being managed.
EDSS, which stands for the Expanded Disability Status Scale, is a way for doctors to quantify disability in MS.
It's useful because it can help them to track any changes, whether things are getting worse, staying the same, or if they're improving. Although this is based on a number of different things, currently EDSS scores are mostly focused on mobility.