Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is called "a disease with thousands of faces." Symptoms of the disease are manifold and can include such disorders as weakness or numbness in the arms and legs, reduced vision, shakiness and instability when walking, dizziness, urination disorders and much more. In most cases, multiple sclerosis affects people aged 15-45 years.

    The variety of symptoms makes it difficult to diagnose. It is not uncommon for the diagnosis to be mistaken, therefore, if you suspect multiple sclerosis, first of all you need to rule out other diseases that have similar symptoms.

    Our center has developed a comprehensive examination program for patients with suspected multiple sclerosis. It includes expert consultations and all major types of instrumental and laboratory studies recommended by international protocols.

    Investigations are conducted by highly qualified doctors with experience in leading foreign clinics specializing in the diagnostics and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

     

    Comprehensive survey allows you to:

    • identify lesions of the brain and / or spinal cord, "active" and "non-active" foci

    • reveal dysfunction of the pathways in the nervous system

    • exclude infectious, inflammatory, and systemic diseases that may present with symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis.

    When having confirmed the diagnosis, immediate treatment is necessary. Doctors at the EMC Neurology Clinic have a wide experience in using not only standard methods of pharmaceutical treatment and plasmapheresis / plasma exchange, but also a new generation of drugs that have shown high efficacy in multiple sclerosis.

    To get more information about the diagnostics and treatment of multiple sclerosis, call: +7 (495) 933 66 55, ext. 4648

    Questions

    Please tell me what kind of examination is better in case of head injury - an MRI or CT scan. I have hit my head in June this year, and now I feel a discomfort at the site of the injury sometimes (there in no acute pain)?

    CT has advantages in the visualization of bone structures. MRI is better for soft structures imaging, including the brain substance. According to the description, the intracranial structures damage is unlikely. Why CT or MRI? An ultrasound of soft tissues in the area of injury is also applicable. The pain in the scull can also be associated with vessel, for example, cranial ( read more )

    CT has advantages in the visualization of bone structures. MRI is better for soft structures imaging, including the brain substance. According to the description, the intracranial structures damage is unlikely. Why CT or MRI? An ultrasound of soft tissues in the area of injury is also applicable. The pain in the scull can also be associated with vessel, for example, cranial arteritis, or lymphadenitis, or muscle/enthesis, and then you might need certain blood tests. And maybe these tests are not required. I would recommend you to see the doctor and let him assess the case; he will take a decision concerning following examination as a result of consultation. ( hide )

    01.01.1970

    Can we go to your center in the following case: the patient born in 1955. Diagnosis: chronic nonspecific spondylitis T7-T9. A state after interbody fusion T7-T9 with autologous bone. Brown-Sequard's syndrome. Right thoracotomy with interbody fusion using autotransplantation (resected rib) was done ( read more )

    Can we go to your center in the following case: the patient born in 1955. Diagnosis: chronic nonspecific spondylitis T7-T9. A state after interbody fusion T7-T9 with autologous bone. Brown-Sequard's syndrome. Right thoracotomy with interbody fusion using autotransplantation (resected rib) was done in 2010, no bone block formed during the postoperative period. Transpedicular fixation T 5-6-10-11 was also done in November 2010. There was a primary healing on the wound as a result of treatment. He was able to sit and stand as well as stay in upright position up to 2-3 hours. At the moment, mobility is restored, able to walk and sit. But pain is still present. Can we expect further surgical treatment and rehabilitation at your center? ( hide )

    In this case surgical care rendered fully, but it is hard to say more without images. If pain is still present, it is necessary to look for the cause of this, but it may be in the early postoperative period. You can contact us for a consultation to clarify the nature of the disease.

    31.07.2014

    Hello, I had hernia-related pain about one month ago. With abrupt leg and foot movements, I experience pain in the cervical segment of the spine, radiating into my arm. MRI test result: degenerative-dystrophic changes of the cervical segment, spondylosis, osteophytosis of C5-C6 segment, posterior ( read more )

    Hello, I had hernia-related pain about one month ago. With abrupt leg and foot movements, I experience pain in the cervical segment of the spine, radiating into my arm. MRI test result: degenerative-dystrophic changes of the cervical segment, spondylosis, osteophytosis of C5-C6 segment, posterior hernia of C4-C5 segment with a tendency to sequestration. Could the hernia growth be stopped? What do I do? ( hide )

    If the MRI data shows a disk protrusion (small hernia) which does not cause dural sac compression and you have no clinical manifestations of the disease, you need to undergo physical therapy and therapeutic physical training aimed at strengthening the muscles of the cervical segment of the spine. In order to make the decision, you must make an appointment and show the MRI ( read more )

    If the MRI data shows a disk protrusion (small hernia) which does not cause dural sac compression and you have no clinical manifestations of the disease, you need to undergo physical therapy and therapeutic physical training aimed at strengthening the muscles of the cervical segment of the spine. In order to make the decision, you must make an appointment and show the MRI results to a neurologist or neurosurgeon, who will give you recommendations for further action. You can get all necessary assistance at our center. ( hide )

    01.01.1970
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    Really positive experience with Dr Nikolay Ilin (approach, diagnosis, explanations, communication)  ( read more )

    Really positive experience with Dr Nikolay Ilin (approach, diagnosis, explanations, communication)  ( hide )

    Steve Monroe
    California

    I have shown the report translation you provided to my spinal surgeon in California. He independently arrived at the same conclusion as Dr. Ilin for the same reasons.  My thanks to Dr. Ilin, EMC, and to the second floor clinic reception staff who were most courteous, spoke excellent English,  and made my wife and I feel very much at home and cared for. My personal thanks to you as well.  I have attached a picture of Yosemite National Park, about an hour from where I live and about three hours from San Francisco. Please convey to Dr. Ilin and to the staff who assisted us that ( read more )

    I have shown the report translation you provided to my spinal surgeon in California. He independently arrived at the same conclusion as Dr. Ilin for the same reasons.  My thanks to Dr. Ilin, EMC, and to the second floor clinic reception staff who were most courteous, spoke excellent English,  and made my wife and I feel very much at home and cared for. My personal thanks to you as well.  I have attached a picture of Yosemite National Park, about an hour from where I live and about three hours from San Francisco. Please convey to Dr. Ilin and to the staff who assisted us that they are most welcome to contact us and visit if they ever come to California.  We would consider it a pleasure to take them to Yosemite.  Please forward this to Dr. Ilin and advise those on duty at second floor reception on August 12.  Best regards Steve Monroe ( hide )

    Ljubo
    Serbia

     I was treated by Dr Ekaterina Besedina. I had exceptional treatment and I am very thankful to EMC and you for highly professional staff. 

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