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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in London

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). 'Sclerosis' means scarring or hardening of tiny patches of tissue. 'Multiple' is added because this happens at more than one place in the brain and/or spinal cord.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). 'Sclerosis' means scarring or hardening of tiny patches of tissue. 'Multiple' is added because this happens at more than one place in the brain and/or spinal cord.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. It can be mild, but it can also cause a person to become severely disabled, with symptoms ranging from vision impairments to motor coordination problems, such as a loss of balance, numbness, and muscle spasms. At Dementech Neurosciences, our team of leading neurologists provide expert care and treatment to patients with MS on a private basis.

Why Choose Dementech For Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

  • Same day consultations available with our team of leading neurologists – no long waiting lists
  • Tests are carried out within two days of being requested and results are available in 48 hours
  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment with a number of consultants, doctors, and therapists
  • Consultation prices starting at £250
  • Dedicated Patient Advisors explain your treatment plan and offer ongoing support and guidance for patients and their families
  • Access to clinical trials before the public
  • Video consultations are available
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Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). 'Sclerosis' means scarring or hardening of tiny patches of tissue. 'Multiple' is added because this happens at more than one place in the brain and/or spinal cord. There are two types of MS:

  • Relapsing remitting MS: The most common type that causes episodes of symptoms that come and go
  • Primary progressive MS: Symptoms get worse and there is no remission period

Around two thirds of people with relapsing remitting MS will go on to develop primary progressive MS.

With MS, the body mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath which covers the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, with scarring damaging the nerves underneath and disrupting messages being sent between nerves, causing MS symptoms. It’s not clear what causes MS, but it’s thought to be a mixture of genetics and some environmental factors.

MS mostly affects people between 20 and 40, but it can occur at any age. It generally gets worse over time and is a leading cause of disability in young adults. In most instances, symptoms can be treated. At Dementech Neurosciences, our team of neurologists work with our in-house clinicians, therapists, and doctors to ensure the best treatment for our patients and ongoing support at every stage.

Our Happy Patients

Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D'Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.N Mohamed
My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.P Allen

Same Day Consultations

We strive to see patients on the same day as their enquiry to ensure a sharp diagnosis and early intervention treatment to better the outcome for the patient. With your consent, we will send a full report of your consultation to your GP to ensure care continuity.

Same Day Tests, Assessments & Scans

Where possible, we will aim to carry out tests, scans, and assessments on the same day as your consultation, prompting a fast diagnosis and enabling us to start early intervention treatment to better the patient outcome. Results are available in 48 hours.

Prices Starting at £250

We believe in being transparent about pricing. A 30-minute consultation with one of our leading neurologists is £250, and a 60-minute consultation is £450. Speak to our friendly team to find out more about our fee structure and ways to pay.

Video Consultations Available

We understand that sometimes, you might not be able to make it into the clinic for a consultation. That’s why we offer flexible video calls through WhatsApp, FaceTime, and Skype, so you can speak with your consultant, no matter where in the world you are.

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Discover More About Multiple Sclerosis

Depending on the areas of the brain or spinal cord that are affected by MS, you may find that your symptoms vary from those of another MS patient. Some people find that they experience mild impairments and are able to live a normal life, but others find that their symptoms are more severe and cause serious disability that leaves them requiring care from others.

MS symptoms can occur anywhere in the body, but some of the most common symptoms patients experience include:

  • Persistent fatigue
  • Issues walking and moving
  • Impaired or blurry vision
  • Issues controlling the bladder
  • Areas of the body feeling numb
  • Tingling in areas of the body
  • Stiffness and spasms in the muscles
  • Balance and general coordination issues
  • Cognitive issues affecting learning, thinking, and planning

People with relapsing remitting MS will experience symptoms in episodes, with the symptoms generally getting worse (over days, weeks, or even months), but then they improve and get better in a similar time frame. This can go on for a number of years. When symptoms get better, this is known as remission. Remission periods can last for years.

Over time, most people with relapsing remitting MS will go on to develop primary progressive MS, although up to 20% of people start MS with this type. Symptoms generally get worse with primary progressive MS and there are no remission periods, but many patients do experience periods of stabilisation.

Patients with MS generally have a reduced life expectancy between 5 and 10 years, but new treatments are being researched and the gap is closing consistently.

Multiple sclerosis diagnosis

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis is completed using a personal consultation and medical testing. It is based on clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging, lumbar puncture, blood tests and evoked potentials.

The diagnosis is made by a consultant neurologist who specialises in the treatment of MS. At Dementech Neurosciences, we aim to diagnose patients as quickly as possible, carrying out tests as soon as we can - typically within 48 hours of them being requested. We will have your results back in 48 hours, resulting in a fast diagnosis and allowing us to develop a treatment plan early on.

Initial Assessment & Diagnostic testing

When you attend the Dementech Neurosciences London clinic, we will walk you through the following diagnostic pathway:

1. Consultation

First, you will attend an initial consultation with a specialist physician at the Dementech clinic to talk about your symptoms

2. Assessment

Next, you will undergo an assessment with a neurologist to determine the extent of your symptoms

3. Testing

Blood tests and imaging scans are then outsourced to the highest quality and convenient centres in London to confirm your condition

4. Follow-up

When we receive your test results (within 48 hours) we will call you in for a second consultation to discuss your results with you and confirm the next steps in terms of treatment

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

There is no cure for MS, and it’s a lifelong condition, however many patients find they are able to manage their symptoms effectively with the right treatment plan. Treatment for multiple sclerosis depends on the specific symptoms and difficulties the person has. It may include the treatment of relapses of MS symptoms (with steroid medication), treatment of specific MS symptoms, or treatment to reduce the number of relapses (disease-modifying therapies).

In the cases of increasing neurological disability, it is essential to sufficiently support the patients in their rehabilitation and disability management needs. In every case, the patient is supported by a team of different healthcare professionals working together here at Dementech Neurosciences, including neurologists, therapists, and a dedicated patient advisor.

An MS diagnosis can be overwhelming, but we’re here to support you and provide ongoing advice and support, as well as your family, to help you manage your condition as best as possible.

Choosing a Private Neurologist

There are many reasons why choosing to see one of Dementech’s private neurologists could be beneficial.

See a specialist immediately

Seeing a private neurologist for MS means that you don’t have to wait on a waiting list to see a clinician. When you attend our clinic, you will meet with a specialist neurologist every time.

Clinical trial access

New treatments for MS are being developed and tested all the time. Dementech patients get access to relevant clinical trials before the general public, meaning if your neurologists think you’re a suitable candidate, you could be among the first to try new treatments for the condition which could help.

Fast testing and results

Without extensive waiting lists, our patients are tested and diagnosed within days, allowing us to start treatment as soon as possible.

Fee structure

As we are a private clinic, you will need to pay for your care. We are always transparent about pricing, but if you would like to learn more about our payment structure, get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll be happy to help.

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FAQs About Multiple Sclerosis

I’m claustrophobic. Is there an MRI scan alternative?

If you’re claustrophobic, we can carry out an upright or open MRI scan to ease the anxiety of being in a small space.

Will I get a copy of my results?

We will give you a copy of all your test results and send a copy to your GP, too. If you would like, we can also give you a CD with your MRI or CT scan on it.

How quickly can I be seen?

We strive to see patients on the same day as they enquire. We do this because we know it can be stressful waiting for a diagnosis if you’re experiencing symptoms, and that’s why we endeavour to get you seen as quickly as possible.

Can you arrange tests?

Yes, we can arrange all necessary tests for you either before, during, or after your initial consultation.

What does the consultation entail?

During a consultation with one of our neurologists, we will carry out an assessment and go through your medical history to get a better idea of what could be causing your symptoms. You may have tests carried out during your initial consultation.

If I am seen privately, will I be removed from the NHS waiting list?

No, you won’t be removed from the NHS waiting list if you are seen by a private neurologist at the Dementech Neurosciences clinic.

Do you offer video calls?

Yes, we offer video consultations via FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Skype if you are unable to attend the clinic in person on the day.

Do you provide finance?

No, we do not provide finance at the moment.

How quickly can we get an MRI, blood test, and other testing done?

You will attend tests within 48 hours of them being requested, and you will get your results back within two days of the tests being carried out.

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