Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Care

Multiple sclerosis is not an easy journey, but the compassionate and expert staff at Banner Health is ready to help you through every step of your treatment.

How Is Multiple Sclerosis Treated?

While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are a few treatment options available. These treatments focus on managing multiple sclerosis symptoms, slowing the progression of the disease and speeding up recovery after attacks.

The following are treatments and common medications for multiple sclerosis attacks:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Plasma exchange

Aggressive treatment of multiple sclerosis in its early stages can help lower a patient’s relapse rate and slow down the formation of new lesions. Treatments for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis include:

  • Injectable medications
  • Oral medications
  • Infusion treatments
  • Medications to reduce fatigue
  • Medications to increase walking speed
  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle relaxants

Other medications to treat associated symptoms such as depression, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and bladder or bowel control problems

What Are the Side Effects of Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

Many of the treatments for multiple sclerosis have significant health risks. Everyone’s multiple sclerosis journey is different. Your doctor will walk you through the risks and side effects depending on your particular treatment. Selecting the right multiple sclerosis treatment or therapy for you will depend on several factors, including additional health issues, the severity of the disease and how effective previous multiple sclerosis treatments were.

Banner Health is here to make sure you have everything you need for your multiple sclerosis journey. Our comprehensive care programs provide compassionate, comprehensive and interdisciplinary care to reduce suffering and optimize our patient’s quality of life. Additionally, Banner offers neurological rehabilitation to help patients improve their functions.

No matter what you need, Banner Health is here to help. Talk to your doctor about our multiple sclerosis treatment options.