Multiple Sclerosis and COVID -19
If you have MS you are at a similar risk of getting an infection as the general public. Certain medications used to treat MS can alter your immune system and place you at increased risk of infection. We are NOT recommending people stop these medications (Disease Modifying Therapies) as this could negatively impact your Multiple Sclerosis. If you have specific questions about your medication please contact us. We currently recommend you follow CDC guideline for higher risk persons.
Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
As part of the strategies to manage this complex disease, the techniques of rehabilitation and exercise are frequently used. The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation program focuses on helping people with MS maximize their function and independence at home, work and in their community. The therapists and neurologist work together to formalize an individualized plan and establish goals for the treatment and management of each patient’s MS symptoms.
Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Birnbaum talked about the new advances in Multiple Sclerosis and treatment on the Mary Hanson Show in November 2013.
Dr. Birnbaum was featured as the guest speaker on the Mary Hanson Show in May 2012 to discuss Multiple Sclerosis.
Recent MS Research
Dr. Gary Birnbaum, retired MCN MS specialist, offers updates about Multiple Sclerosis research on his new blog. Check it out here: www.MSResearchUpdate.com