Multiple sclerosis is a dangerous disease not because it is difficult to control and treat, but also because it is somewhat hard to diagnose. Even more so, the disease’s progression, symptomatology, and manifestations tend to vary from one person to the next, making it that much more difficult to categorize and ultimately treat. At Northwest Neurology, we offer some of the most extensive investigative techniques to identify the condition with greater precision and accuracy.
Every MS treatment in Northbrook starts with an extensive analysis of the symptoms and, in most cases, by ruling out other mental disorders that may interfere with putting together an objective diagnosis.
In essence, there are four standard types of multiple sclerosis:
1. Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)
PPMS is a state of more severe neurological functioning, which can be defined by either active, non-active, progressive or non-progressive, depending on its manifestations. People suffering from PPMS will have more problems functioning within the society and will require constant assistance in their daily activities.
2. Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS)
While PPMS is the only manifestation of multiple sclerosis for about 15% of the patients, the SPMS represents one step further down the line, where the manifestations tend to worsen with time. It is here where patients will gradually experience an evolution of the disease, where nerve damages replace the inflammations seen in other stages in the long run.
3. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)
The RRMS is the most widespread stage of multiple sclerosis, and it is generally characterized by a worsening of the disease’s manifestations, along with regular periods of remission, during which the disease can stale, and some symptoms may disappear, while others may continue to manifest permanently. In this situation, an MS treatment in Northbrook becomes imperative.
4. The Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (PRMS)
This is the stage that affects about 5% of the people who have multiple sclerosis, and which is defined by regular relapses, with the condition worsening with each relapse it goes through. Not all people manifest the same symptoms, but it is a stage that can be identified by manifestations like increased sensitivity to heat, pain in the eyes, along with vision problems, dizziness, movement problems, and muscle stiffness and so on.
Depending on the condition’s manifestation, you might go through one or more of the phases, which will require different approaches as a result.
Living with multiple sclerosis
Indeed, you need to learn how to live with the disease, because, for the time being, we have no known cure for multiple sclerosis. What we do have is methods to control the symptoms and make sure the patient can live a normal life, without having to struggle with the more severe manifestations every day of their lives.
The MS treatment in Northbrook stresses the importance of putting down extensive and objectively effective diagnosis methods to classify the patient’s condition one way or the other. We, at Northwest Neurology, use only the most advanced medical procedures to classify the disease, because it is the only way to make sure individuals will get the proper treatment in time.MS Treatment Northbrook
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