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Multiple Sclerosis

You have access to an advanced complement of diagnostic technologies and treatment options for multiple sclerosis through PinnacleHealth Neurology Associates.

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