Treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
When you’re diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be worried about what your future will look like. At Providence, we provide advanced treatments, support services and compassionate care to help you maximize your independence and live life to the fullest.
Why Choose Us for Your Multiple Sclerosis Care?
Our goal is to support your overall well-being by slowing the progression of MS. Here’s why thousands of patients trust us every year to help manage their MS symptoms and maintain their quality of life.
More About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a neuroimmunological disorder that affects the central nervous system. The disease triggers your immune system to attack tissues in your brain and spinal cord. This can cause numbness, pain, memory problems, fatigue, muscle weakness and many other symptoms that can make it hard to work and manage daily tasks independently. There is no cure for MS, but treatment can slow its progression and reduce its severity.
We treat many types of multiple sclerosis, including:
- Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)
- Optic neuritis (MS-related eye disorders)
- Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS)
- Relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)
- Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
- Transverse myelitis
Testing and Diagnostics
Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose MS. These may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Evoked potential tests
- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
- Medical history
- Physical examination
Personalized Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
No two patients with MS are the same. This is why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on your needs. The goal of your plan will be to prevent attacks, reduce symptoms and support your overall well-being and quality of life. Your treatment may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Clinical trials
- Disease-modifying therapies (DMTs)
- Occupational therapy
- Physical medicine rehabilitation (PMR)
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Rehabilitation psychology
- Speech therapy
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Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.