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Multiple Sclerosis Program

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Our Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects people of all ages with mild to severe symptoms. Our program assists in diagnosis, research, and symptomatic treatment for MS patients.

Advanced tools are used to diagnose the disease, measure its progress, and provide you with the latest treatment options to improve the course of the disease.

In addition, our specialty staff works with you and your family to help manage the disease so you can have an improved quality of life.

How is multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosed?

Diagnosing MS isn't always easy. The first symptoms may be vague. And many of the symptoms can be caused by problems other than MS.

The doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your symptoms. And some tests will be done. MS isn't diagnosed unless a doctor can be sure that you've had at least two attacks that affect at least two different areas of your central nervous system. These areas are usually the brain, the spinal cord, or the nerves to the eye.

An MRI is often used to confirm the diagnosis. That's because the patches of damage (lesions) caused by MS attacks can be seen with this test.

But abnormal MRI results don't always mean that you have MS. The diagnosis is made based on your symptoms, your neurological exam, and the results from an MRI and other tests.