The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at MUSC treats patients who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) — an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system.
The goal of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is to help patients reach maximum independence through medication, clinical trials and rehabilitative treatments.
A multidisciplinary team helps patients manage symptoms, which can include vision problems, muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination, loss of sensation, and concentration and memory problems.
The Multiple Sclerosis team sees patients in both Rutledge Tower in downtown Charleston and in Mount Pleasant, SC.
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue, 2nd Floor
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS). It is also believed to be an autoimmune disease; a disease where the body’s immune system attacks the myelin (see below).
It is among the most common neurological diseases causing disability in young adults in North America and Europe.
MS primarily results from the destruction of myelin. The myelin is made by oligodendrocytes (an important cell type of the CNS) and serves to insulate nerve fibers, helping them to conduct electrical impulses more efficiently.