Multiple Sclerosis Center Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to CNSI Multiple Sclerosis Center frequently asked questions.

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, interrupting signals to the brain and causing symptoms.

Are there different types of multiple sclerosis?

There are four courses of the disease that vary in the way that symptoms appear, subside and/or reappear. The most common type is one in which symptoms flare up (an attack) and then partially or totally improve until the next occurrence.

How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?

No single test can establish a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. A combination of blood screens, physical examinations, review of symptoms, and certain tests may help a physician properly diagnose MS.

How is multiple sclerosis treated?

Treating multiple sclerosis requires a multidisciplinary approach and a continuum of care involving physicians, providers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and emotional support of family, friends, and other patients.

Why should patients choose CNSI’s Multiple Sclerosis Center for their care?

Our skilled and professional team is led by Tracy Eicher, MD, MSCS, who is certified in MS care by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Dr. Eicher and the providers and staff at the CNSI Multiple Sclerosis Center are dedicated to effectively treating multiple sclerosis and improving the lives of their patients. At the Multiple Sclerosis Center, we bring in advanced technologies and treatment methods across the spectrum of care to treat the whole patient, not just the disease. Our goal is to partner with our patients to help them manage their condition, continue with their best wellness, and lead full, healthy lives.