Multiple Sclerosis

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The Center for Primary Healthcare

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Orland Park, IL

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than 2 million people all over the world. William Crevier, MD, and Suzanne Deese, MSN, APRN, CNP, at The Center for Primary Healthcare understand that life with MS is very challenging. If you suffer from MS, we would be privileged to care for you. Schedule an appointment with our team in Orland Park, Illinois, by phone or online.

Multiple Sclerosis Q & A

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath around the nerves of the brain and spinal cord, causing disruption in the communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.

The areas of demyelination determine a person’s dysfunction from MS. Symptoms can include vision problems, fatigue, and problems with balance and walking. Symptoms can occur and then remit and the recur, often getting worse over time.

What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t affect everyone the same way. In some cases, you might only feel slight symptoms, while in other instances, you might lose the ability to walk.

The most common symptoms of MS include:

  • Vision loss
  • Double vision
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Limb numbness/weakness
  • Pain and tingling
  • Slurred speech
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Electric shock sensation in the neck

How do you treat multiple sclerosis?

There are certain pharmaceutical agents that may slow the progression of this difficult disease.

Dr. Coimbra, a Brazilian neurologist, has developed a protocol using vitamin D at therapeutic doses to address the vitamin D resistance present in most MS patients. The relief for many patients is very promising.

Dr. Coimbra’s experience from the last decade, treating over 5,000 patients is that approximately ninety-percent of patients have had their disease progression stopped.  Vitamin D is a hormone that is essential to the myelination of nerves. High doses of Vitamin D should only be initiated under the supervision of a physician. We are currently in the process of exploring whether we can safely offer this therapy at the Center for Primary Healthcare.