At the Multiple Sclerosis Center, we have a personal approach, spending time listening to you, making sure your questions are answered and developing a plan of care with you.
The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Clinic treats more than 4,000 patients. Our physician-scientists have gained national recognition in improving treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis. People from around the world seek treatment from our fellowship-trained MS specialists and a supporting team of professionals dedicated solely to the management of MS.
Our Multiple Sclerosis Center’s unique features include:
- MS Spasticity Center for administering and monitoring treatments for severe and disabling stiffness (spasticity) in the limbs
- An in-house infusion suite for intravenous therapies
- On-site, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to identify abnormalities in areas of the brain and spinal cord associated with MS
- One of the country’s few 7 Tesla MRI scanners designed for neurological clinical studies
- Innovative equipment to monitor disease progression through the retina of the eye
Our world-class research program offers you access to the latest medications and advances in MS management years before they come to market.
Why choose Ohio State for treatment of multiple sclerosis?
All-inclusive: All of the resources you need for MS diagnosis, management and treatment are in one location, Ohio State’s Multiple Sclerosis Center.
Cutting-Edge: MS researchers at the Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center, conducting both laboratory and clinical research, are keeping pace with and often leading efforts to advance care for MS.
Multidisciplinary: Ohio State has an entire team of MS doctors dedicated to diagnosing and managing MS, all within our Multiple Sclerosis Center:
- Five neurologists with fellowship training in MS
- Nurse practitioner
- Infusion (IV) nurses
- Social worker
- Physical therapists
Experienced, Personalized: You will benefit from the time and personal attention you receive from our MS team, as well as the experience we have acquired as Ohio’s first MS Center. The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center has been recognized by the National MS Society as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care, and provides both state-of-the-art clinical care and clinical trials of novel treatments.
Infusion Center: If you require intravenous therapies or are participating in clinical trials with intravenous therapy, we have our own Infusion Center right in the MS Center. Our infusion nurses provide supportive care as you receive treatment in a comfortable atmosphere.
Spasticity Center: We also have an MS Spasticity Center, within the MS Center, where we administer and monitor treatments for severe and disabling stiffness (spasticity) in the limbs, a common symptom of MS.
Advanced Imaging Tools: To aid in diagnosing your condition, Ohio State has advanced imaging tools, including a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine for superior images of patients’ brains and spinal cords. We also have one of the country’s few 7 Tesla MRI scanners designed for neurological clinical studies.
Flexible Scheduling: We are happy to work with your referring physician on a plan for ongoing care if routine visits to Ohio State are not practical. Our patients who travel a significant distance sometimes choose to come to the center for periodic checkups and adjustments of their treatment plan. We do whatever is best for you.
Scarlet and Gray MS Community: The Ohio State Multiple Sclerosis Center is dedicated to the MS community. We offer educational events for people living with MS, their loved ones and experts to connect in a safe and secure environment.
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