What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. Quite simply your body's immune system attacks the nervous system. This autoimmune disease attacks the protective sheathing called myelin that surrounds the nerves. This damage leaves scarring called sclerosis. Much like a shielded wire used for electricity, these scarred nerves result in poorly transmitted signals between your extremities and organs and your brain. Depending upon the location and severity of the damage, a patient will experience all different kinds of symptoms. These weakened nerves can result in mild to extreme symptoms.
Living With MS
It is true that there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis today. However, many patients do well with therapy, proper nutrition, and/or medications. It is important to identify the causes of your symptoms early so that you can take the proper steps to move in the right direction of living with MS. Our neurological specialists can help you find a solution that works for you.