Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis Doctor in Dallas, Tx

Advanced adult & pediatric Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that can occur at any age, and it isn’t uncommon for people in their 30s to be diagnosed with it. However, early treatment can significantly impact the person’s quality of life and help keep symptoms at bay. If you are concerned about the often-common symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis like vision loss or weakness in the legs, it is essential to contact a doctor. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a term used for a neurodegenerative disease caused by the immune system attacking the myelin sheath covering the nerves. The myelin sheath works as a protective shield for the nerves and helps enhance electrical impulse transmission. However, when damaged, it can disrupt normal communication between the brain and the body. If not addressed, the immune system can destroy the nerves. 

Multiple Sclerosis can occur at any time between the ages of 15 and 45, but it can even happen in older adults. On average, women are diagnosed when they are 29 years of age, and men are diagnosed at around 31 on average. However, women are at a 2x higher risk of developing the disease. 

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

A patient’s symptoms will mainly depend on what nerves are affected by the disease and the extent of damage to the nerves. 

The earliest symptoms in most patients have to do with their eyes. They will often experience: 

  • Complete or partial vision loss 
  • Double vision 
  • Pain when moving their eyes 
  • Inflamed optic nerve referred to as Optic Neuritis 

A few other symptoms may include: 

  • Weakness or numbness of the limbs 
  • Pain and or tingling in various parts of the body 
  • Lack of coordination 
  • The sensation of an electric shock when moving the neck 
  • Fatigue 
  • Tremors and slurred speech

The majority of patients with the condition will also experience episodes of pain, which will then be followed by quiet periods of remission, which may last for either years or months. Around 70% of patients who experience this relapsing and remitting cycle will develop a steady progression of the symptoms referred to as secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. 

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Some may experience a steady progression without relapses; this is referred to as primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. 

Multiple Sclerosis – Treatment and Diagnosis

In addition to a complete neurological exam, various other diagnostic tests like a brain MRI and cerebrospinal fluid studies are done to confirm the diagnosis.  Although there is currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, there are many medications that may be prescribed to speed up recovery from recurrent exacerbations of the disease, manage symptoms, and slow progression. 

Patients may also benefit from physical therapy mainly to stretch and strengthen their muscles. A certified professional will mostly be in charge of the physical therapy program and follow up sessions. 

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Rose Lotus
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I felt lucky to have find Dr. Alshareef while browsing for a Neurologist doctor. Julia at the front desk is very nice and helpful. His office is warm, welcoming and very relaxing. Finding a doctor who cares and understands patients, is hard and time consuming. I hope to share my thought here, so others get to know what a great Doctor he is!
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I was seen by Dr. Alshareef on a Teleneurology camera, his office staff helped me install the phone program in a few easy steps. It was a very organized visit in how he went through my medical problems one by one, and planned to meet monthly. He was so amazingly informative and help full. Thank you for all you did to help me.
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Excellent services!! Dr. Alshareef is caring and helpful. He will provide the treatment you need and go out of he’s way to make sure you are in good health. Superior Neurology is the place to go for neurological treatment!
Colin Robinson
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An excellent center that genuinely cares about their patients. He made my dad feel comfortable after his stroke, and took out the time to make sure he understood the total impact and affect on his life, as well as how to compensate for it.
Kristina Owens
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Dr. Alshareef and his staff are wonderful, professional people who go above and beyond for their patients. He is genuinely concerned with and takes his time with his patients. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a caring and dedicated physician.
Moez Alnazeer
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My niece suffered from seizure spells for a long time & she has been prescribed several seizure medications by many doctors but continued to have seizures despite everything. We almost lost hope until a friend of us referred us to Dr. Alshareef! Going there was the best decision we made. He was extremely kind and attentive. He spent a lot of time listening to us & trying to understand our problem. He stopped the old medications she was taking & started her on a new regimen & since then she had no seizures! & it’s her first 6 months without an episode. We are so grateful. God bless you!
Sagal Dalmar
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Dr. Alshareef and his staff were wonderful! Great attention to detail. I felt that they went above and beyond to help me with my needs. Dr. Alshareef explained everything for me in a way that I(non-medical professional) could understand. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Rebecca Paddock
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Dr. Al-Shareef is a fabulous neurologist and an even better human being. He takes the time to listen to the patient (and her daughter!). He looks at the whole person and tailors care based on their specific circumstances. He’s reliable, dependable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, he says it like it is. As a result of Dr Al-Shareef’s insight, my mother is off a bunch of medicines, safer (reduced balance issues means less falling), doing more, and happier. If I could rate him higher than 5 stars, I would.
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This is truly a SUPERIOR NEUROLOGY clinic! very clean and comforting environment, staff was very warm and welcoming, Dr. Alshareef is very solid, helpful, and went above and beyond expectations, and most importantly, my headache is finally much better. Absolutely recommend to anyone needing an exceptional neurologist !
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