Albany Med is the region's only designated comprehensive program affiliated with the MS society.
Multiple sclerosis is a condition characterized by recurrent damage to the brain or spinal cord. The symptoms depend on where the damage occurs. Typical symptoms include weakness or sensory loss on one side of the body, impaired vision in one eye or double vision, loss of coordination, or bladder incontinence. In the most common form of multiple sclerosis, symptoms will worsen over minutes or days and then gradually improve over several weeks. The interval between episodes may be weeks or years.
The Neurosciences Institute at Albany Med is the only designated comprehensive multiple sclerosis program affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the region. The Neurosciences Institute team of multiple sclerosis specialists offer complete neurological testing for diagnosis and treatment, as well as full support for the varied problems associated with this disorder. In addition to diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis, the team of physicians also is involved in studies that will test for new treatments.
|Dr. James Wymer, associate professor of neurology at Albany Medical Center, discusses the focus of the MS and ALS programs at Albany Med.|