MS Specialist Franklin OH

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.

Robb Mc Kerron Snider, MD
(989) 705-4762
104 McKnight Dr Ste H
Middletown, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1993

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Carlos Ongkiko
(513) 422-3251
210 South Breiel Blvd
Middletown, OH
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Neurosurgery

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Robert Paul Hardman, MD
(937) 439-6186
1504 Yankee Park Pl
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Med Ctr, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Robert P Hardman Inc

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Kenneth B Pugar, DO
(937) 439-6186
1504 Yankee Park Pl
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph Edward Olszewski, MD
(937) 228-7600
1504 Yankee Park Pl
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1973

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Carlos M Ongkiko Jr, MD
(513) 422-3251
210 S Breiel Blvd
Middletown, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, Oh; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Carlos M Ongkiko Jr Inc

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Subodh Kumar Wadhwa, MD
(513) 423-1399
1049 Summitt Dr
Middletown, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Michael Valle
(937) 439-6186
1504 Yankee Park Place
Dayton, OH
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M
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Neurologist
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Hospital: Grandview Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Petre Udrea, MD
(937) 439-6186
1504 Yankee Park Pl
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael John Valle, DO
(937) 439-6186
1504 Yankee Park Pl
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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