Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic autoimmune disease of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) that disrupts the exchange of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. With MS, there is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system directed against the central nervous system.
Scientists believe MS is triggered by a combination of factors, such as:
Symptoms of MS occur due to damage of the central nervous system, and most often include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Blurred or double vision
- Poor coordination or imbalance
- Problems with memory and concentration
Neuroimmunology and MS Expertise, Diagnosis and Treatment
Neuroimmunology is a subspecialty of medicine that combines neuroscience (the study of the nervous system) with immunology, the study of the immune system.
When the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells, our experts assist in determining if a neuroimmunology condition may be the root cause. Conditions we diagnose include multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG).
Following the diagnosis of a neuroimmunology condition, our health care providers work with each patient to deliver the best treatment options for their specific needs. Our team will offer support, guidance, and whole-person care at every step.