MS Specialist Fort Morgan CO

MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain.

James Bradley Gibson, MD
(303) 388-6755
210 University Blvd Ste 220
Denver, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co

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Laurence J Adams Jr, MD
(719) 473-3272
175 S Union Blvd Ste 310
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose Hosp, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Colorado Springs Neurology

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Timothy Jay Allen, MD
(970) 221-1993
1247 Riverside Ave Ste 270
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Poudre Valley Hosp, Fort Collins, Co; University Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Fort Collins Nuerology

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David M Bloom, MD
1312 N Grand Ave
Pueblo, CO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1953

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Edward Vincent Colapinto, MD
(303) 861-3103
2045 Franklin St Neurosurgery
Denver, CO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Donn Martin Turner
(970) 493-1292
1313 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Dr.Antoinette Quigley
(303) 861-3380
1375 East 20th Avenue
Denver, CO
Gender
F
Speciality
Neurologist
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Hospital: Kaiser Skyline
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Michael Mazowiecki
(970) 356-3876
7251 West 20th Street
Greeley, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Neurologist
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
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Steven Howard Spillers
(719) 955-6481
1715 N Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Neurology

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James A Crosby
(303) 452-1292
9141 Grant St # 10
Thornton, CO
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Inside MS

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By Michelle Theall

Ask 10 different people with multiple sclerosis (MS) what the disease feels like and you will likely get 10 different answers. It’s a bit like the story of the blind man and the elephant. When the man feels the elephant’s trunk, he believes he has touched a snake. He holds the tusk and envisions a pointy marble spire. As he places his hands on the elephant’s foot, he describes a giant tree trunk. In a way, MS is like that elephant. Those touched by it never know how it will feel, even though each rough patch is part of the same animal. Depending on where the attack occurs and how severe the scarring, this progressive autoimmune disease may manifest as numbness, paralysis, memory and cognitive function problems, blindness, bowel and bladder issues, fatigue, muscle spasms, painful sensations, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms.

I have MS, and it often feels like I’m sprinting underwater with someone sitting on my shoulders—off-balance, impenetrable, and weighty. At other times, it presents itself as relentless vibrations coursing through my feet, hands, arms, and face. After three years with this disease, I’m still not sure how it will announce itself on a given day, but its presence is undeniable.

Getting to Know the Elephant
How can MS vary so much within and between individuals? MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain. In my case, the misdirected siege caused nine or so plaques (scarred spots) in various areas of my brain. Since different sections of the brain handle different functions, any activity can be affected, depending on where the scars hit. It’s as if MS were a bolt of lightening striking the circuit breaker box in your home—some of the wires might get fried, others remain untouched. The fridge still works, but the surge erased last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives from your TiVo. When MS strikes it might cause balance or coordination problems one day; another day it may affect your memory or your vision; a month later, you may temporarily (or permanently) lose the use of your legs.

Almost 500,000 people nationwide have MS. In fact, a new person is diagnosed every hour. No one really knows what causes it, but theories abound. Some researchers suggest that a common virus like measles or herpes or even the flu may be responsible; others say a person can be born with a genetic predisposition to react to something in the environment, which will trigger an autoimmune response.

In searching for a cause and a cure, researchers look for common denominators among patient groups—and more than a few exist. This is what they know: MS strikes twice as many women as men; it prefers Caucasians between the ages of 20 and 40; it is more prevalent in geographic areas above 40 degr...

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