MS is a chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, affecting the optic nerves, brain and spinal cord. It is a leading cause of disability among young adults and can cause a variety of neurological symptoms.
Symptoms of MS can include:
- Numbness or tingling
- Vision problems
- Fatigue or weakness
- Walking difficulties
- Stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms, especially in the legs
- Dizziness or trouble balancing
- Bowel or bladder issues
If your primary care doctor or general neurologist suspects a diagnosis of MS, ask them for a referral to our multiple sclerosis clinic.
The initial consultation will involve a review of your history, physical examination, and review magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if you have had one. We offer comprehensive diagnostic testing if needed.
We will work closely with patients and families to provide individualized, compassionate and comprehensive care that is tailored to your needs. We offer the latest cutting-edge treatments in MS, including infusion therapies, in a private and comfortable environment adjacent to the clinic. In order to provide the best and most comprehensive care to our MS patients, we may suggest coordinating care with other specialty providers in physical and occupational therapy, urology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. These services are all offered within close proximity on the Boston Medical Center campus for patient convenience.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-638-8456
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany St, Suite 7 B
Boston, MA 02118
Clotilde Hainline, M.D., Director, Multiple Sclerosis Division