MS Specialist New Brunswick NJ

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.

Lewis M Milrod, MD
(732) 548-2724
80 SR-27
Edison, NJ
Business
Lewis M Milrod MD PC
Specialties
Neurology

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Michael Gerrik Nosko, MD
(732) 235-7756
125 Paterson St Ste 2100
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Jersey Shore Med Ctr, Neptune, Nj; Medical Center At Princeton, Princeton, Nj; Raritan Bay Med Ctr -Perth Amb, Perth Amboy, Nj; Robert Wood Johnson Univ Hosp, New Brunswick, Nj; St Peters Med Ctr, New Brunswick, Nj
Group Practice: Raritan Bay

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Andrea Telak Richards
(732) 339-7870
254 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialty
Pediatric Neurology

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Carlos LaStra
(732) 339-7870
254 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialty
Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

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Lawrence Golbe
(732) 235-7733
125 Paterson St
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialty
Neurology

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Kavita Sinha MD
(732) 469-8111
786 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ
Specialties
Neurology

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George Athanaseos Zazanis, MD
(732) 235-7756
125 Paterson St
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1956

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Ira Kasoff, MD
(732) 545-9403
88 Huntington St
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1970

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Richard Michael Lehman, MD
(732) 235-7756
125 Paterson St Ste 2100
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center At Princeton, Princeton, Nj
Group Practice: Raritan Bay Medical Center; Umdnj/Rwj Univ Medical Group Dept Of Surgery; Umdnj Rwj University Medical Group

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Maria G Koroljow, MD
(201) 247-1188
63 Pennington Rd
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Psychiatry, Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Odessa Med Inst, Odessa, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1938

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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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