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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating disorders (those damaging the insulation around nerve cells in the central nervous system) are major causes of neurological disability. Patients with MS suffer from multiple symptoms involving the motor, sensory, visual and cerebellar systems. Fatigue, behavioral health symptoms and cognitive health symptoms are recognized as serious symptoms of the MS syndrome.

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The Program

Neurologists at the Neurosciences Institute have extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with multiple sclerosis by using a carefully selected combination of medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy and when appropriate, emerging experimental therapies.

As with any other chronic condition, the goal is to design a treatment plan that reduces symptoms and enhances quality of life. Recently developed medications significantly slow the progress of MS. The sooner these therapies are put in place, the better the outcome for both primary symptoms and potential complications.