Treatment Customized to Your Symptoms
While there is no cure yet for MS, we use several strategies to modify the course of your MS, treat your attacks, manage your symptoms, and improve your function and mobility. Your treatment is likely to include some combination of medications, such as:
- Drugs that modify the course of your MS, including beta interferons (Avonex®, Betaseron®, Extavia®, and Rebif®); glatiramer acetate (Copaxone®), natalizumab (Tysabri®), teriflunomide (Aubagio®), fingolimod (Gilenya™), alemtuzumab (Lemtrada™), and mitoxantrone (Novantrone®)
- Therapies to alleviate your daily MS symptoms, such as dalfampridine (Ampyra®) to improve walking
- Intravenous anti-inflammatory steroids to speed your recovery if you have a relapse
You may find that combining medication with exercise and/or lifestyle modifications is the best way to manage your symptoms. Our physical and occupational therapists can help you to:
- Improve your strength, mobility, balance, and posture.
- Manage your fatigue and pain.
- Maintain skills you need to have a good work and home life.
Our comprehensive rehabilitation services also include:
- Care from a team of physiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, and rehabilitation nurses who provide home modification evaluations, speech and swallowing evaluations, and communication assessments.
- If you become disabled, our rehabilitation specialists can help you obtain and learn to use assistive devices such as a cane or wheelchair.