Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
You have access to personalized multiple sclerosis (MS) care and support from a team you can trust.Find a neurologist
We’re among the few programs delivering a broad range of MS services in New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. You have access to a thorough evaluation, treatments and helpful therapies closer to home. Services enable you to get the care that’s right for your circumstances. We understand the importance of remaining active and engaged in your favorite activities.
What Is MS?
Multiple sclerosis stems from immune system attacks on the protective outer layer of nerve fibers (myelin sheath). Over time, damage can affect the nerves’ ability to function.
When you have MS, you experience unpredictable periods of:
- Relapse: Attacks that cause MS symptoms, including tingling in your legs or arms. During a relapse, new or worsening symptoms may occur.
- Remission: MS symptoms either fade away or are less intense.
Multiple Sclerosis Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?
The experienced neurology team takes the time to get to know you and learn how MS symptoms affect your life. You receive a comprehensive evaluation, leading to an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments. Our goal is to see new patients within a few business days.
MS treatment may require services from multiple specialists. Physical and occupational therapists help you get relief from symptoms and cope with challenges that come with MS. You may also need to see specialists to prevent or treat complications if they arise. Your care team coordinates with these providers, so that you can focus on healing.