Comprehensive care for MS
Riverview Regional Medical Center offers personalized care for multiple
sclerosis that spans from initial diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitative
services. Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and rehabilitative
therapists work with patients to develop an individualized plan to help
manage symptoms and improve daily functioning.
Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are strategies
to help change the course of the disease, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms
and improve mobility:
Medications can be used to manage symptoms and complications that range from dizziness,
fatigue or pain, to bladder dysfunctions and muscle spasms.
Assistive devices can help facilitate everyday activities — everything from canes
and walkers to improve mobility, to specially designed automotive devices
to facilitate driving.
Rehabilitation therapies, including physical, occupational, cognitive, and speech and language
therapies can help improve motor and cognitive functioning and manage symptoms.
Clinical trials can offer patients an opportunity to benefit from the latest treatment
options and play an important part in developing more effective treatment options.