MS Specialist Jasper AL

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.

Muhammad Wasim-sadiq Ali
(205) 387-9787
1090 Highway 78 E
Jasper, AL
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr.Muhammad Ali
(205) 387-9787
1090 Highway 78 E
Jasper, AL
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Neurologist
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Daniel Harmon
(205) 934-5038
619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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R Edward Faught, MD
(205) 934-3866
1719 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1972

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Zenko J Hrynkiw, MD
(205) 591-3566
720 Montclair Rd Ste 201
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Healthsouth Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Baptist Montclair Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al

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Lorn Scott Miller, MD
3400 Highway 78 E Ste 320
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1994

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Muhammad Wasim Sadiq Ali, MD
3400 Highway 78 E Ste 406
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mamerhi O Okor
(205) 934-5038
619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Scott Willis Soleau, MD
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997

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Richard Marc Zweifler, MD
(251) 470-5801
2451 Fillingim St
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: University Of South Alabama Me, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: USA Stroke Ctr

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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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