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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. Quite simply, your body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. This autoimmune disease attacks the protective sheathing, called myelin, that surrounds the nerves. This damage leaves scarring called sclerosis. Much like a shielded wire used for electricity, these scarred nerves result in poorly transmitted signals among your extremities, organs and brain. Depending upon the location and severity of the damage, a patient will experience different kinds of symptoms. These weakened nerves can result in mild to extreme symptoms.

Living With MS

It’s true that there is no cure for multiple sclerosis today. However, many patients do well with therapy, proper nutrition and/or medications. It’s important to identify the causes of your symptoms early so that you can take the proper steps to move in the right direction of living with MS. Our neurological specialists can help you find a solution that works for you.

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How MS Attacks

Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system.

White blood cells attack neurons affecting fatty tissues called myelin around the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.

Common medications used for Multiple Sclerosis

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Dr. Sean Jochims, Neurologist

Dr. Sean Jochims graduated medical school with the prestigious Rick Wartgow Award for dedication to medicine. He also received Excellence in Teaching Awards as chief resident in neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Education
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Internship/Internal Medicine: Northwestern University
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago
  • Participant at Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine
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