Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system.
Getting a diagnosis for MS
There is no definitive test for MS. If the disease is suspected, you will meet with a neurologist for a complete medical history and physical exam.
You may need to have additional diagnostic tests including:
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study
• Lumbar puncture (“spinal tap”) and
• Evoked potential test, which measures the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation
Our scheduling specialist helps you arrange these tests as well as any follow-up visits as quickly as possible.
There is no known cure for MS, but there are therapies that may slow the disease. Our board-certified neurologists take a holistic approach treating your MS with a wide range of techniques including:
- Medications that reduce the frequency of relapses
- Outpatient therapies
- Exercise programs and
- Nutrition management
We will arm you with information to help you take control of managing your disease and its symptoms to help you maintain a normal quality of life. A physician referral is preferred to see a PinnacleHealth neurological specialist. For an appointment, please have your physician contact us at (717) 791-2520.