Multiple Sclerosis is a disorder that affects the central nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. The myelin, which is the covering around the nerves, becomes inflamed preventing the transfer of signals along the nervous system. Symptoms can include vision loss, double vision, numbness, fatigue and difficulty with ambulation. A number of tests can be utilized to diagnose multiple sclerosis including Evoked Potentials, Spinal Tap and MRI.
Remarkable advances have been made in the treatment of multiple sclerosis with a variety of medications currently available to patients. Early diagnosis, consistent medical follow up and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle are all beneficial in the successful treatment of multiple sclerosis. Lawrenceville Neurology Center has significant expertise in this area and has a Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist.
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis