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Disease Highlight: Multiple Sclerosis- Treating The Whole Patient
















































Although outside the coverage area of MJ Media, an excellent facility- The Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in Livingston - is situated close enough for people who are diagnosed with MS to receive quality comprehensive care.

MS is caused by damage that happens to the myelin sheath. This sheath is the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. The damage that happens to the myelin sheath causes nerve signals to slow down or even stop. Think of a lead pencil. The wood covering is the myelin sheath and the lead is the spinal cord. If the wood covering is chipped and the lead is exposed, the communication between the brain and the central nervous system is disrupted.

Symptoms vary from patient to patient. The location and severity of each attack can be different and often these attacks are followed by periods of reduced or, in some cases, no symptoms.  Sometimes, this disease may continue to get worse without periods of remission. Because nerves in any part of the brain or spinal cord may be damaged, MS symptoms can appear in many parts of the body. It is important to treat the ‘whole’ patient and help family and caregivers do the same.

It is important not just to find a good neurologist that specializes in MS but, it’s a good idea to align yourself with a facility that treats the entire patient and all aspects of the disease.

The Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in Livingston is the only facility in the region that offers a full service approach to MS under one roof. The MS Center provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis, treatment, medication education and follow up under the direction of board certified neurologists that are multiple sclerosis specialists as well as nurse coordinators.

Patients have access to other needed services in the same building such as infusion capabilities, physical and occupational therapies, psychological support, pain management and the highest quality imaging device, the 3.OT MRI machine. Additionally, they are committed to high standards in clinical care, research, rehabilitation, education and patient advocacy.

The Comprehensive Care Center offers an additional unique program to promote wellness of the patient who has MS. Together with a partner, the patient is able to benefit from the on-site wellness gym and personal trainers.

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