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'You're Fine.' Why Delays in MS Diagnosis Matter

In the summer of 2019, Karson Lewis, then 23, was hiking with friends around Belton Lake, north of Austin, Texas when her legs suddenly stopped working. "It felt like I was stuck in quicksand, like my shoes were full of lead," she recalled. She staggered over to a fence, where she steadied herself and caught her breath, blaming her symptoms on heat exhaustion. When other gait changes prompted a visit to an orthopedic surgeon in subsequent weeks, she received a diagnosis of bursitis and a steroid shot in the hip...


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