Neuroimmunology Diseases

We understand that being diagnosed with a neuroimmunological disorder can be life changing. We provide compassionate treatment and support services to help you maximize your independence and live life to the fullest.

Why Choose Us for Neuroimmunology Care?

Thousands of neuroimmunology patients trust us every year to guide them on their care journey. Here’s why.

Our neuroscience specialists work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Their goal is to manage your symptoms, prevent attacks and slow your condition’s progression. As we monitor your health, we nurture a long-term relationship with you, so we can treat all of you – mind, body and spirit. Some of our doctors have cared for their patients over decades.

Our neuroscience care team includes some of the few neurologists in the country who specialize in neuroimmunology. They care for you alongside general neurologists, neuropsychologists and neuropsychiatrists. You also may work with physical therapists and occupational therapists to help improve your mobility, balance and coordination.

We know immunological disorders can be limiting and affect your ability to enjoy life. We offer support services to help meet your emotional and social needs as well as your physical ones. Yoga and other movement classes and creative programs like art therapy can help you stay engaged with the world. Our support groups can help you connect with others to share your experiences and successes. And we have dedicated rehabilitation doctors, social workers and vocational workers to help with every aspect of your care.

We respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of all of our patients. We are dedicated to providing access to the best care across our diverse community, including care for neuroimmunological disorders. We offer location-specific services such as translation for non-English-speaking patients and transportation assistance. We also offer telehealth, including extensive opportunities for our patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a leading neuroimmune disorder. In keeping with our Mission, Providence also offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

Our patients benefit from three neuroimmunology centers and one of the largest networks of neuroscience specialists in the country. Research by our experts has been vital in developing many medications and therapies. Patients may also participate in one of 30 clinical trials to develop new neuroimmunological treatments. Our network includes 51 hospitals in seven states. It’s one of the reasons we care for patients with neuroimmune disorders through more than 9,500 appointments every year.

Patient Stories

“Providence Swedish had so many different group offerings to get patients involved. You didn’t just come to your doctor's appointment, see them and leave. They had so many ways to get patients actually back into life.”

Katie Yusuf

More About Neuroimmunological Disorders

When you have a neuroimmunological disorder, your immune system attacks itself and causes damage to your brain, spinal cord or optic nerves. This can lead to symptoms like blurry vision or difficulty moving your arms and legs. Symptoms can differ for each patient and may come on suddenly or over time. While there is no cure for these disorders, treatment helps manage symptoms and can prevent future nerve damage.

Types of neuroimmunological disorders we treat include:

  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • MOG antibody disease (MOGAD)
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis

Testing and Diagnostics

Doctor with patient smiling test results

Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose your neuroimmunological condition. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Blood test
  • Evoked potential tests
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Medical history
  • MRI
  • Physical examination

Treatment for Neuroimmunological Disorders

There are many immune-related conditions that can affect various parts of the central and peripheral nervous system, and symptoms can vary from patient to patient. That’s why your care team works closely with you to create a treatment plan based on your specific disorder and unique needs. Your treatment may include one or more of the following therapies:

  • 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.