Baptist Health offers personalized care for multiple sclerosis that spans from initial diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitative services. Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and rehabilitative therapists work with patients to develop an individualized plan to help manage symptoms and improve daily functioning.
Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are strategies to help change the course of the disease, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms and improve mobility:
- Medications can be used to manage symptoms and complications that range from dizziness, fatigue or pain, to bladder dysfunctions and muscle spasms.
- Assistive devices can help facilitate everyday activities – everything from canes and walkers to improve mobility, to specially designed automotive devices to facilitate driving.
- Rehabilitation therapies, including physical, occupational, cognitive, and speech and language therapies can help improve motor and cognitive functioning and manage symptoms.
- Clinical trials can offer patients an opportunity to benefit from new treatment options and play an important part in developing more effective treatment options.