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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease in which the communication between the brain and the nerves is inhibited due to damage to the myelin sheath (protective coating) around nerve fibers.
Are you experiencing symptoms of MS and looking for treatment? At Dignity Health Southern California, we can provide expert care for movement disorders, at one of our state-of-the-art hospitals near you:
Find a Doctor online and diagnose your signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis in Southern California. We are dedicated to delivering medical care with respect and humankindness.
The signs and symptoms of MS vary from person to person. Common signs and symptoms of MS include:
Many neurological disorders share a common set of symptoms. Your doctor may use several tests to rule out other conditions and confirm an MS diagnosis. In most cases, your doctor will begin with a thorough medical exam. During this exam, your doctor will test your muscle tone and reflexes. Because MS is progressive, it may not be possible to definitively diagnose MS after the first episode of symptoms.
To confirm MS, our highly trained neurologists use a well-defined set of criteria and guidelines, including damage to the optic nerves, brain, and spinal cord. Common tests that evaluate damage caused by MS include:
After diagnosis, you can learn about your treatment options to slow the disease and preserve your physical abilities through rehabilitation.
You can trust every part of your neurological care to our expert team at Dignity Health Southern California.