Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, a protective material that supports nerve fibers of the central nervous system.
This damage slows down or blocks messages between the brain and other part of the body, leading to the symptoms such as blurred vision, weak muscles, tingling, numbness or prickling sensations, fatigue, balance issues and trouble with cognitive thinking or memory.
Our faculty and physicians treat patients through the UC Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis, a comprehensive and rapidly developing center that solely focuses on multiple sclerosis care in Greater Cincinnati.
The center, recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as the regional referral center in the Tristate, is a joint effort between the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the UC Neuroscience Institute.
The UC Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis clinicians and scientists integrate comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical care for MS patients with innovative clinical trials.
Our physicians have advanced training in MS/neuroimmunology. Because of their comprehensive knowledge in the MS field, they have a deeper understanding of the harmful mechanisms (both inflammatory and degenerative) that underlie the development of MS disability.
This comprehensive knowledge optimizes treatment for individual MS patients.