Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatments
Treatment for multiple sclerosis and related disorders at Cedars-Sinai includes medications, therapies and the support you need to live your best life. You receive care from nationally recognized doctors along with a team of specialists with decades of experience.
Many of our patients enjoy active lifestyles that include pursuing hobbies and starting families. Although there is no cure for MS, we can help you have more symptom-free days.
Our Approach to Multiple Sclerosis Treatments
You benefit from:
Our doctors stay up-to-date on the latest MS medications. We make sure you receive the correct medication and dose for your diagnosis. We help you feel your best while lowering your risk of complications. Meet our MS and neuroimmunology expert team.
Treatment often includes MS medications you receive through IV infusion. Our infusion center is conveniently located in the same building as our clinic, making it easier to receive the services you need in one visit. Get more information about our ambulatory infusion center.
Our participation in clinical trials means you may be among the first people in the world with access to new treatments. We are also exploring the best approaches for treating people who are newly diagnosed and patients with depression. Find out more about multiple sclerosis clinical trials.
Multiple Sclerosis Treatments We Offer
We develop a personalized care plan based on your diagnosis and symptoms. Your care plan may include:
At Cedars-Sinai, you have access to the full range of available MS medications. We combine medications and tailor doses to help you achieve the greatest benefit with the fewest side effects.
You may receive medications that:
- Reduce the frequency of your symptom flare-ups (MS attack)
- Help you manage symptoms, including sudden, severe weakness
Rehabilitation includes therapies that help you manage complications of MS that make it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
Rehabilitation may include:
- Physical therapy to help you with problems that affect walking, balance or energy levels
- Occupational therapy to teach you how to adapt if you are having problems using your hands
- Speech therapy if you are having difficulty pronouncing words and swallowing
Additional Services and Support for People with MS
We offer additional services and support to help you stay as informed and healthy as possible, including:
- Specialized care for women who wish to become pregnant: Many women with MS have healthy pregnancies and babies. But you may experience new symptoms after you deliver your baby. You also cannot breastfeed while on MS medications. Our doctors tailor care to meet your needs, including temporarily stopping MS medications during and after pregnancy. Learn more about multiple sclerosis and pregnancy.
- Support: Our team includes a nurse with additional training in caring for people with MS. We take extra steps to coordinate services, including easy access to imaging tests so you can focus on your health. And if you have questions between appointments, we are a phone call away.
- Monitoring: To make sure your treatments stay on track, we see you regularly. These appointments may be every few months or once a year, depending on whether your symptoms are under control. We adjust treatments to meet your changing needs.