Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves – the myelin sheath. MS causes the body to attack the myelin sheath surrounding nerves. The role of the myelin sheath is to speed up message transmission between nerve cells. When the myelin sheath is damaged due to nerve damage, communication between the body and the brain is disrupted. Multiple sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, specifically, the brain and the spinal cord.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms resulting from motor functioning, including:
- Muscle pain
- Impaired coordination
- Vision loss
These symptoms vary is severity and duration from person to person. Some may be symptom-free for most of their lives, while others experience chronic symptoms that never go away.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can help alleviate the symptoms of MS and slow disease’s progression. Incorporating a physical therapy regimen will not cure MS, but it can help one to cope with the disease’s symptoms. Physical therapy will increase your quality of life. For those suffering from MS, the beneficial effects of physical therapy do not ever lessen with continued treatment.
- Alleviates aches and pains
- Increases coordination
- Improves gait
- Strengthens muscle function
- Improves mobility
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate MS symptoms and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of MS can be relieved through:
At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of MS symptoms can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.
- Manual – hands on – Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- High Tech Exercises
- High Touch Exercises
- Weight Resistance Exercises
- Postural Corrections
- Tailored Home Exercise Program
Gold Standard Pain Management
Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:
- Medical Massage
Medical Insurance Coverage for Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutic Treatment
At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your multiple sclerosis treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from multiple sclerosis. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location
Discover effective multiple sclerosis treatment provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.
Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.