Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Rutgers Health has two programs to address the condition of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center in Newark, NJ, provides diagnosis and treatment services for patients with known or suspected MS. Eligible patients may enroll in experimental treatment protocols.
The Rutgers Health Robert Wood Johnson Center for Multiple Sclerosis in New Brunswick, NJ, provides diagnosis and treatment for adults and children who have MS. We provide the highest quality care to people with MS through accurate diagnosis, comprehensive treatment plans, innovative research, and education.
Many neurological diseases can mimic MS. Thus, care for the condition begins with a timely and accurate diagnosis. The center for MS has the tools necessary for accurate diagnoses, including:
- Clinical evaluation by MS-trained neurologists
- Evoked potentials (nerve reactions)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Spinal fluid analysis
- Neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation
- Neuropsychological evaluations
- Urologic (bladder dysfunction) studies
The center provides therapies for the treatment of MS at different stages of the disease. The physicians of Rutgers Health neurology believe in a team approach to MS care. This includes disease-modifying therapies; physical therapy; and treatment for pain, bladder dysfunction, spasticity, and mood changes. Additionally, eligible patients may enroll in experimental treatment protocols through the center.
Physicians at the Rutgers Health Robert Wood Johnson Center for Multiple Sclerosis are faculty members of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Physicians at the Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center are on the faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Both institutions are part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are involved in research and in teaching about all aspects of MS, and each brings leading-edge knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one is seeking evaluation and treatment for MS, please contact the Rutgers Health Multiple Sclerosis Center for an appointment.