MS

Pivotal Health and Wellness

Regenerative Medicine located in Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, Florida

More than 2 million people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) worldwide. At Pivotal Health and Wellness in Greenacres, Florida, the team works with patients to find practical solutions to living with MS. His team can reduce the chances of you experiencing potentially dangerous MS symptoms such as double vision or difficulty walking. Contact the office today by phone or online to find out more about your treatment options.

MS Q & A

Pivotal Health and Wellness

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) occurs when a disability in your central nervous system affects your brain and spinal cord. The immune system attacks the sheath that protects the nerve fibers, causing communication difficulties between your brain and the rest of your body.

Over time, these exposed nerves can suffer from long-term damage and deterioration. This causes affected patients to lose certain functions, such as the ability to walk.

While there’s no known cure for MS, the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness provides expert care in managing symptoms.  

What causes Multiple Sclerosis?

There are many risk factors for the development of MS. These include:

  • Gender (women are twice as likely to develop MS)
  • Genetics
  • Ethnicity (Caucasians are more likely to develop MS)
  • Climate (MS is more common in temperate climates)
  • Age (MS most commonly affects people between 15 and 60 years old)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Smoking

What are the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis affects patients very differently. While some affected patients only feel the slightest symptoms, others completely lose their ability to walk. The most common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the limbs
  • Loss of vision
  • Double vision
  • Tingling or pain
  • Electric shock sensation in the neck
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Slurred speech
  • Bowel and bladder issues

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness focuses on treating the full range of MS symptoms.

How do you treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Since there’s no known cure for MS, your practitioner at Pivotal Health and Wellness helps to alleviate your symptoms. The team first starts by understanding what is at the root of your autoimmune disorder and works to stabilize it.

Some common treatment options for MS include:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Plasma exchange
  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Fatigue relief medication
  • Antidepressants

Beyond some of these standard treatment options, the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness offers cutting-edge stem cell therapy treatments to help manage MS.

Multiple Sclerosis is a serious condition that can profoundly disrupt your daily routine. Contact the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness by phone or online today to take the first step in leading a healthy life with MS.