Newly diagnosed MS patients are quickly enrolled in treatment at the MS Center, which pledges to see each new patient within a week to begin testing and determine the most appropriate treatment. The center has locations at LVH Neurology–1250 Cedar Crest and LVPG Neurology–Muhlenberg.
MS affects your central nervous system, including your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The body’s immune system damages myelin, the insulation around nerve fibers, and that plays havoc with signals to and from your brain. MS affects each person differently and typically includes unpredictable symptoms such as numbness, tingling, mood changes, memory problems, pain, fatigue, blindness or paralysis. Symptoms can be both brief and long-lasting. Most MS patients don’t develop severe disability.
There is no known cure.
As part of the recertification process, the MS Center completed a detailed questionnaire to demonstrate how they provide comprehensive care and support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s care model.