Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 individuals in the United States and over two million worldwide. Although it is considered a relatively rare disease, MS is of particular interest recently due to new and emerging therapies to manage the disease.[read article]

Tests for Multiple Sclerosis

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Neurological Examination
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Each year you hear about small outbreaks of meningitis. It is highly contagious and sometimes fatal. Learn why the classic symptoms of a high fever and stiff neck s...  More
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Visual Evoked Potential
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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MRI of Spine
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Index
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A brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) test measures how your brain processes the sounds you hear. The BAER test records your brainwaves in response to clicks ...  More
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the liquid that protects and cushions your brain and spinal cord.A CSF oligoclonal band (OB) screen looks for antibodies in your CSF. L...  More
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Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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A standard ophthalmic exam is a comprehensive series of tests done by an ophthalmologist , a doctor specializing in eye health, to check both your vision and the he...  More
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Medical Procedures for Multiple Sclerosis

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Occupational Therapy
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Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells.  More
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Hearing and speech impairment are conditions that can affect both children and adults. Hearing impairment may also be called deafness or hard of hearing . Problems ...  More
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Interferon Therapy
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Family Counseling
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Prescribed Medications for Multiple Sclerosis

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GLATIRAMER (gla TIR a mer) helps to decrease the number of multiple sclerosis relapses in people with relapsing-remitting forms of the disease. The medicine does no...  More
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TIZANIDINE (tye ZAN i deen) helps to relieve muscle spasms. It may be used to help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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INTERFERON BETA-1a (in ter FEER on BAY ta wun aye) helps to decrease the number of multiple sclerosis attacks and to slow physical disability in people with relapsi...  More
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NATALIZUMAB (na ta LIZ you mab) is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. This drug is not a cure. It is also used to treat Crohn's disease.  More
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MITOXANTRONE (MYE toe ZAN trone) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to ...  More
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INTERFERON BETA-1b (in ter FEER on BAY ta 1b) helps to decrease the number of multiple sclerosis attacks in people with relapsing forms of the disease. This medicin...  More
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Self Care for Multiple Sclerosis

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Aerobics is a program of physical conditioning designed to enhance circulatory and respiratory efficiency that involves vigorous sustained exercise. Certified instr...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Multiple Sclerosis What's this?

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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Bovine colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced by cow mammary glands during the first two to four days after giving birth. Bovine colostrum delivers growth, nutrie...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Multiple Sclerosis What's this?

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
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