Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide. It occurs when the myelin (protective sheath) covering nerve fibers is damaged. This damage stops nerve impulses from traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord and produces a wide variety of symptoms.
What you should know about multiple sclerosis
- There is no single test for diagnosing MS. Providers diagnose the disease by ruling out other causes for the symptoms a patient is experiencing. As part of the diagnostic process, providers will take a medical history, do a neurologic exam and conduct other tests such as MRI, evoked potentials (EP) and spinal fluid analysis.
- MS patients can experience remission (when symptoms decrease or disappear) or relapse (when symptoms reappear or get worse).
Why choose for your multiple sclerosis care?
- Our team includes specialists, mid-level practitioners, pharmacists (who assist with drug monitoring) and nurse navigators who are committed to treating your MS and providing you with the answers you need throughout your care.
- Our treatment options are evidence-based to provide you with the best care possible.
Multiple sclerosis needs advanced treatment to slow its progression and reduce symptoms. Our specialists treat multiple sclerosis using:
- Drug therapies
- Physical therapy and exercise
- Symptom management