The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Hoag focuses on a comprehensive approach to MS care, including: diagnosis,
medical treatment and management, patient education, and improving the
quality of life.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks
the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord,
and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs,
or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. These symptoms may be
permanent or may come and go. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms
of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.