Multiple Sclerosis

Long Island Neurology Consultants specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system that interferes with the transfer of information between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body.

An autoimmune disease in which the nerves of the central nervous system are attacked by the body’s immune system, with MS the target of the immune response is a covering of the nerve called myelin. Myelin typically functions to insulate the nerve and improve the transmission of signals between the brain and spinal cord.

MS can be an unpredictable disease with variable symptoms. These can include, but are not limited to, vision loss, fatigue, weakness, numbness and tingling, cognitive impairment, depression, spasticity, pain, poor coordination and gait disturbance. Physicians may use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and visual evoked potentials (EP) to help speed diagnosis.

If you’re concerned that you—or someone you care about—may have MS, request an appointment with Long Island Neurology Consultants.