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Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment

You can get the innovative treatment you need for multiple sclerosis (MS) at the Center for Neurological Disorders at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis. Here, you'll find all the care you need for MS in one easily accessible building.

Multiple Sclerosis Care at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

You'll benefit from the compassionate care of internationally recognized neurologist Bhupendra Khatri, MD, who houses one of the largest multiple sclerosis practices in the country at our Center for Neurological Disorders.

Our extensively trained MS specialists incorporate the latest therapeutic research and treatment options into your care plan to help you manage your symptoms and increase your quality of life.

To schedule an appointment, please call 414-797-3864 or request an appointment online.

Bhupendra Khatri, MD"It is important to offer our patients a comprehensive approach to treating their neurological disorders because it affects so many aspects of their lives. We are able to provide all of their services under one roof."

— Bhupendra Khatri, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

While not everyone experiences the same MS symptoms for the same length of time, some early symptoms you may experience include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Red-green color distortion
  • Pain and loss of vision due to an inflammation of your optic nerve (optic neuritis)
  • Difficulty walking
  • Abnormal sensation or pain (paresthesia), such as a prickling feeling or numbness

Once the condition has progressed into a later stage, symptoms of multiple sclerosis you may experience include, among others:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Involuntary muscle stiffness or spasms (spasticity)
  • Speech impediments
  • Loss of sensation
  • Difficulty with coordination

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

To diagnose your symptoms, your doctor will perform a series of tests that either rule out other conditions or confirm MS' effect on your central nervous system. Those diagnostic tests may include:

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Based on your evaluation and test results, you and your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan designed to improve your daily function and quality of life. This care plan will include information not only for you but also for the family members and loved ones involved in your care.

At Wheaton, your MS treatment will incorporate the latest developments in the field designed to improve your symptoms and may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise plan, including yoga
  • Physical therapy
  • Botox injections to reduce spasticity symptoms
  • Counseling for you or your family
  • Participation in a clinical trial
  • Personalized education about your condition
  • Infusion therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump to treat spasticity

Compassionate, Patient-Focused Multiple Sclerosis Care

You can trust our caring, knowledgeable health care providers to give you and your family the focused attention you need to feel confident about your treatment and care plan.

We'll work with you to make sure you understand your diagnosis, are comfortable with your treatment and have the support you need to thrive. We also provide spiritual support to ensure the wellness of your and your family's whole person—mind, body and soul.

MS Patients Tell Their Stories

Learn more about MS care and treatment at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis from our patients, who participate in an annual Bike MS event.