Multiple Sclerosis Specialist
Neurology located in Rockwall, TX & Dallas, TX
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe neurological condition that causes your body’s immune system to turn against its own nerve cells and damage the protective nerve covering. Because multiple sclerosis causes permanent nerve degeneration, undergoing comprehensive MS management care from Syed Hussaini, MD, MPH, at Premier Neurology in Rockwall or Dallas, Texas, can help you restore your quality of life. Click on the online scheduling tool or call either office to book your multiple sclerosis exam, so you can get started on treatment as quickly as possible.
Multiple Sclerosis Q & A
When you have multiple sclerosis, an underlying autoimmune condition causes an abnormal reaction of your immune system, which is supposed to fight off foreign invaders and keep you healthy. Instead, your immune system triggers an attack against healthy tissues, in particular, the myelin sheath that protects each of your nerves.
Multiple sclerosis can be a minor condition that causes few-to-no symptoms, or it can be incredibly disabling. While multiple sclerosis can affect anyone of any age, in most cases, this condition affects adults between the ages of 20-40.
In the early stages, multiple sclerosis leads to symptoms that you might not associate with a serious health condition. You may notice:
- Slurred speech
- Sexual dysfunction
- Widespread weakness
- Blurry or hazy vision in one eye
- Sharp pain during certain movements
- Tingling or numbing sensations in your hands or feet
As nerve damage progresses, you may begin experiencing more severe symptoms, which may come in ebbs and flows. Over time, MS can lead to:
- Partial or complete vision loss in one eye or double vision
- Loss of balance and poor coordination
- Loss of bladder or bowel functions
- Paralysis in one part of your body
- Severe fatigue
If you experience any of these symptoms for sustained periods or would like a second opinion about your diagnosis, don’t hesitate to contact Premier Neurology.
Comprehensive MS management is available at Premier Neurology. During your diagnostic evaluation, your neurologist performs an exam and goes over your symptoms. They may also request an MRI to look for lesions or a spinal tap to check for antibody abnormalities.
Once your neurologist diagnoses you, they counsel you about living with multiple sclerosis and all of the possible management options. Treatment may include physical or occupational therapy along with:
- Corticosteroid injections
- Plasmapheresis (plasma exchange)
- Injectable medications, such as beta interferons
- Oral medications, including fingolimod, teriflunomide, or siponimod
The focus of your treatment plan from Premier Neurology is to minimize your symptoms and help you get back to your daily activities with as few limitations as possible.
Book your multiple sclerosis exam at Premier Neurology directly through the website. You can also call the location nearest you to schedule a visit.