MS is not curable, but in most patients, it can be extremely well managed. There are many powerful medications available today to control MS, and many more in the research pipeline, likely becoming available in the next few years. These medications all have significant benefits as well as significant risks associated with them.
As an MS patient, your outcome will likely be better, if you work with a physician who is highly trained and experienced in treating MS, such as Dr. Rumbaugh, who has treated these patients at academic centers like Johns Hopkins and Emory.
In addition to these complicated disease-modifying therapies to control the MS itself, Dr. Rumbaugh can also help you manage your symptoms and thus significantly improve your overall quality of life. Such treatments include physical and occupational therapies and home exercises to improve your strength and flexibility, improve your balance and avoid falls; therapies to minimize cognitive impacts of the disease; treatments to help with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction; treatments to control numbness, tingling, pain, dizziness, fatigue; and more.
With every patient, Dr. Rumbaugh creates a custom treatment plan to stop the progression of the disease and ensure you are functioning optimally.