If you’re diagnosed with MS, the expert neurosurgeons at Aurora will work with you to determine the best treatment options. This includes:
- Working with you to develop a personalized treatment plan
- Providing education on managing symptoms and treating MS
- Recommending lifestyle modifications to enhance health
- Providing valuable health and community resources
- Helping alleviate fears
Treatment for MS involves slowing down or stopping the destruction of the material covering the nerves, which can significantly improve one’s symptoms. MS treatment plans may include IV or oral steroids, anti-cancer drugs that suppress the immune system or plasma exchange therapy (plasmapheresis).
Aurora’s Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center, located at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the nation's largest MS centers. We offer comprehensive care and believe in treating the whole patient – addressing your spiritual, physical and emotional needs, including:
- Exercise planning
- Physical therapy
- Counseling for sexual or emotional issues
In addition, we can help you manage symptoms like cognitive, swallowing and speech issues; bladder/bowel difficulties; spasticity; fatigue; depression; stress; tremors and weakness.
Aurora’s Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center also offers MS support groups, seminars and patient education sessions, which are open to MS patients and their families, as well as the general public.