MS Diagnosis

MS Diagnosis

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The first step toward managing multiple sclerosis is an accurate diagnosis. Because symptoms vary from person to person and often tend to come and go (or get better or worse during certain times), it’s important to see an experienced, specially trained neurologist who can recognize your symptoms and perform needed testing.

Symptoms of MS

  • Cognitive issues as short term memory problems, to focusing and word finding issues
  • Vision problems as loss of vision in one eye, double or blurry vision lasting days to weeks
  • Bladder control problems
  • Persistent numbness and tingling of varying limbs
  • Weakness of limbs in different combinations
  • Gait or walking issues
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Coordination problems

Testing

Tests are an important part of an MS diagnosis and may be needed to determine the effectiveness of your current treatment plan. The following tests are performed at our center:

  • Bladder ultrasound
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP)
  • Lab draws
  • EKG
  • Lumbar puncture
  • MRI (3.0 T)
  • Neuropsychology evaluations
  • OCT
  • Sedation MRI
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)
  • Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)

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