Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
If you or a family member have recently received a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis, it can be hard to know where to turn. What is your prognosis? What does this mean for your future?
Here at Cone Health, we have compiled a comprehensive, team-based approach to care for our MS patients. We’ve been recognized as a Partner in MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, honoring our commitment to providing exceptional – and coordinated – MS care. And here, your team here will led by an MS-focused provider – someone who spends all their time with MS patients and their families. We’ll partner to help slow the progression of your disease and manage your symptoms in the meantime.
You’ll receive cutting-edge, dedicated care at Cone Health, resulting in more personalized treatment.
We’re able to offer much of our MS care right here on site, making treatment convenient for patients. On-site resources include:
What is Multiple Sclerosis (or MS)?
MS is an autoimmune condition that can look different for different patients. It’s caused by nerve damage and results in your brain having trouble signaling to various areas of your body. It also impairs the function of your nerves, impacting their ability to help you move and feel correctly or completely.
Symptoms of MS
Common symptoms of MS include trouble walking, fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, blurred or double vision, and numbness and tingling. In most MS patients, early symptoms will occur in an isolated manner for a period of about 24 hours. This usually occurs when a patient is between the ages of 20 and 40, and is a result of your immune system mistakenly telling your body to attack myelin, the barrier that protects the nerve cells in your brain and spine.
MS in Women
Multiple sclerosis affects women more frequently than men, and can cause symptoms specific to women, but generally symptoms of MS look the same regardless of gender. MS symptoms in women are typically hormone related, and can include menstrual problems (symptoms like weakness, depression, and imbalance during their periods) or similar symptoms after menopause.