MS Specialist Georgetown SC

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.

Mark Grinman, MD
(843) 235-3131
9653 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Leningrad Pediatric Med Inst, Leningrad, Russia
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark Grinman
9653 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Isl, SC
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Ken Curtis
(803) 366-2225
410 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Business
Advanced Pain Relief Center
Specialties
Neurology, Chiropractic
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept all insurance plans.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Piedmont
Residency Training: Life College
Medical School: Life College, 1990
Additional Information
Member Organizations: SCCA Board of Directors, Sherman College Board of Regents
Awards: Commendation SC House of Representatives
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Howard Mandell, MD
(803) 366-6135
200 S Herlong Ave Ste H
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Metrolina Neurological Assoc

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Dr.Charles Kanos
(864) 455-8570
Ste 220, 890 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Mark Grinman
(843) 235-3131
9653 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr. William Hauck
Hauck Chiropractic and Wellness
(843) 215-6635
9408 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Fibromyalgia,Headache / migraine,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Sports injuries,Upper back pain
Treatments
Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Diet & nutritional counseling,Massage therapy,Spinal manipulation,Trigger point therapy

Timothy R Monroe
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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James L Bumgartner, MD
(843) 723-0202
125 Doughty St Ste 460
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Roper Hospital, Charleston, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Neurological Clinic

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Domenic John DeMichele
(843) 665-2600
2013 2nd Loop Rd
Florence, SC
Specialty
Neurology

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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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