The Importance of Seeing a Specialist to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

The Importance of Seeing a Specialist to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, the body's central nervous system. The protective layer insulating the nerve fibers, the myelin, disrupts signals to and from the brain, resulting in an array of symptoms such as pain, numbness, memory problems, fatigue, mood changes, and paralysis. The experience of having MS is different for everyone, but the disease is progressive and requires expert medical care from a neurologist or an MS specialist.

All doctors may receive MS training, but MS specialists have dedicated their careers to this disease and remain up to date on cutting-edge research that can help those with MS live with a better quality of life. The advantages of teaming up with an MS specialist are many. Let us look at the importance of seeing a specialist who treats multiple sclerosis.

  • Medications may not offer relief from symptoms, or unpleasant side effects may happen; an MS specialist will likely have an array of treatment options to recommend
  • An MS Specialist may access clinical trials and other emerging treatments to help a person live healthier with MS
  • MS specialist will have access to a broader referral network is available to find additional therapists for support
  • MS specialists usually work with other MS specialists who share knowledge, experience, and anecdotal evidence to offer you a broader treatment plan
  • An MS specialist will provide more thorough knowledge about pregnancy, fertility, and mental health while living with MS

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is overwhelming and can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones; finding an MS specialist to care for you on your journey is an important first step.

If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and are looking for innovative treatment options, contact the North Suffolk Neurology experts today for a comprehensive evaluation. For all in-office appointments & inquiries, please call (631) 364-9119.

North Suffolk Neurology is a full-service Neurology, Headache Medicine, and Sleep Medicine practice. Our neurologists are board certified with a commitment to help patients and their families maintain and improve health.