Neuroimmunology is a medical specialty that addresses disorders of the immune system that affect your central nervous system. Your body's immune system is an amazing defense system against infection and malignancy and anything that does not belong in your body. It has to be able to recognize the nearly infinite possible foreign proteins attempting to enter your body and make you sick and be able to differentiate those from the equally endless possible configurations of self-proteins.
It is amazing that it does this as well as it does, but sometimes it makes a mistake, leading to what we call an autoimmune disease. When an autoimmune disease affects the nervous system, we call that a neuroimmunological condition.
Autoimmune diseases can disrupt effective communication between your brain and the rest of your body, resulting in a variety of symptoms that interfere with your life. Some conditions can even become life-threatening, causing paralysis, difficulties breathing, and a decline in mental health.
Dr. Rumbaugh is highly skilled at diagnosing these conditions and offers a variety of innovative treatment options to help you manage symptoms and prevent the progression of the disorder. His training at Johns Hopkins and Emory University equips him with the knowledge and experience necessary to help you enjoy the highest possible quality of life despite your diagnosis.