NeuroCare Brain & Spine Center
The experts at Aurora BayCare Medical Center use a variety of tools to properly diagnose MS:
Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is frequently difficult and sometimes takes months to pinpoint. Initial symptoms may be general in nature and come and go in a manner consistent with other disorders. Blurred vision, fatigue, dizziness, numbness or tingling in the extremities or face, muscle stiffness, aches or weakness and a host of other symptoms are possible with MS. Symptoms may worsen with overexertion or when the body becomes overheated.
A more definitive diagnosis rests on 2 basic criteria: (there is no definitive test for diagnosis)
A neurological exam covers various functions from mental and emotional to coordination and sensation. Electrical diagnostic tests to examine the flow of messages through the nervous system may also be performed.