Physiatry for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain and nervous
system. This disorder causes the immune system to attack the body, affecting
the fatty matter that wraps around the nerves. Today, MS affects about
400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people across the
world. MS is a progressive disease. Although there is no known cure, treatments
and rehabilitation can help impede the progression of multiple sclerosis.
Rehabilitation Services: Develop a Treatment Plan with Your Physiatrist
Having a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) on your
team can provide a major resource for patients with MS. Your treatment
may encompass medication management, including short-term use of steroids
and long-term use of specific disease-slowing drugs. These may be used
in conjunction with additional therapies designed to manage symptoms.
At Washington Township Medical Foundation, our goal is always to help
our patients achieve the highest quality of life while prioritizing functionality
and mobility. Learn more when you contact our Fremont PM&R team today.