Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complicated disease that can be challenging to manage. At the Orlando Health Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, our team of specialists will be at your side to help you live a full, active life.

We provide patients and caregivers with access to leading-edge medications, treatments and specialty rehabilitation services. Our individualized and coordinated care draws on the expertise of multiple disciplines – including neurologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and psychologists. 

The center has earned the prestigious designation as a “Partner in MS Care - Centers for Comprehensive Care” through the National MS Society, and we are also a member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Our therapy team members are designated Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialists.



Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the immune system. When functioning correctly, this network – made up of cells, tissues and organs designed to produce antibodies that fight infection or illness — is your body’s natural defense mechanism.

But when you have MS, instead of fighting off infection, your immune system mistakenly attacks your own central nervous system. These attacks can damage your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, slowing down or blocking communication between your brain and body.

Researchers don’t know the exact cause of MS but believe environment and genetics may play a crucial role. It can be hard to recognize the signs of MS, especially in the early stages, when symptoms may seem minor and often come and go.

These symptoms include:


Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are shared by other health conditions. That’s why your doctor will likely start by ruling out other illnesses. This process may involve tests to evaluate your movement, balance, coordination, language function and vision. 

If MS is suspected, diagnostic tests include:


There is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, though we gain a better understanding of the disease every day. Treatment focuses on slowing the disease’s progression and minimizing the damage it causes to your central nervous system.

Our highly skilled team does this by focusing on several areas:

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