Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological conditions among young adults. This is a neuroinflammatory disorder wherein the immune system starts attacking the nerve fibers of the brain and central nervous system, leading to loss of muscle control, imbalances, and other problems. The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is led by highly skilled and fellowship-trained neurological experts in the field with specialized training in multiple sclerosis treatments. We use the most efficient techniques to diagnose multiple sclerosis and curate personalized treatment plans to manage symptoms. Please schedule a consultation to explore your multiple sclerosis treatment options in Austin.
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment FAQs
What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a neuroinflammatory condition wherein the immune system starts attacking the fatty coating of the nerve fibers, known as myelin. The myelin protects the nerve fibers, allowing them to transmit messages from the brain and central nervous system. When the immune system starts attacking the myelin, the nerve fibers can’t carry messages effectively, leading to a loss of muscle control and other nervous symptoms. There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis, but the symptoms can be managed with early intervention.
How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?
The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is led by highly-skilled medical providers specializing in multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, and neurology care for adult patients. There are no specific tests for multiple sclerosis, but our medical providers may perform a wide range of diagnostic tests to narrow down the possible cause of your symptoms. Your evaluation will consist of a discussion of your symptoms, physical examinations, blood tests, MRI scans, sometimes obtaining cerebrospinal fluid and completing specialized eye testings. After diagnosing multiple sclerosis, the doctor will curate a personalized treatment plan.