The multidisciplinary team at Banner Health is here to help you throughout your multiple sclerosis journey. You can rest easy knowing our world-renowned team will work to find the best multiple sclerosis treatment options for you.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). This disease causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.
Multiple sclerosis can affect vision, balance and muscle control, and can deteriorate or cause permanent damage to the nerves.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary from person to person and also depend on what part of the nervous system is being affected by the disease. Common signs of multiple sclerosis can include problems with movement, vision or cognitive abilities.
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis can be difficult as there is no single test to prove that a person has the disease and there are many other conditions that have similar symptoms as multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis can be diagnosed using a spinal tap, an MRI or blood tests.
Currently, there is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatment for multiple sclerosis is an ongoing process which typically consists of slowing down the progression of the disease, managing symptoms and recovering quickly from attacks. Common MS treatment options include physical therapy, prescription medications or plasma exchange.
Banner’s expert staff is here to guide you through your multiple sclerosis journey. We’re here for you.