The Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system in which the immune system is involved.
It attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerve fiber, which is responsible for transmitting impulses in the brain and spinal cord. At various sites in the nervous system where myelin has been destroyed, plaques of hardened tissue (sclerosis) appear, and nerve conduction is impaired.
Although it initially takes the form of outbreaks, with exacerbations and remissions, it often evolves into a progressive form or appears with stable neurological sequelae that accumulate over time. The clinical manifestations are variable and depend on the location and extent of the lesions. The plaques, which can be located in the spinal cord, brain and cerebellum, produce a variety of signs and symptoms: loss of strength, fatigue, disorientation, visual disturbances, sensory disturbances, sphincter dysfunction, sexual disorders, cognitive and emotional disorders.
Although the course of multiple sclerosis can be adjusted using the latest pharmacological resources, the diagnosis and treatment of complications is complex and requires the participation of an interdisciplinary team, with different specialists, working together to unify individual treatments in a plan that addresses the patient’s deficits.
At Alimran Medical Center, we may recommend any of the following treatments:
- Trigger point injections
- Epidural steroid injections
- Transforaminal injections
Spinal cord stimulation
Intrathecal baclofen pump