Specialists and Care Centers
Comprehensive Care for Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system. Because of this, it can affect the eyes, brain and spinal cord. Each person can be affected differently by the disease, with different symptoms that depend on which areas of the nervous system are affected.
Sclerosis means “hardening” in Greek. In the case of MS, it reflects to the scarring of multiple areas of the brain and spinal cord caused by scars which occur when the body’s immune system attacks the brain.
These attacks cause inflammation. This inflammation then causes damage to the brain, causing symptoms that vary, depending on the areas of the brain or spinal cord being attacked.
The Northwestern Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Program offers cutting-edge, compassionate care for patients with MS. To learn more about our neurodiagnostic services or to request an appointment, please call 312.695.7950 or fax your physician referral to 312.695.5747.