MS Specialist North Las Vegas NV

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.

Robert Buckley, MD
(702) 839-0440
3732 Razorbill Ct
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1950
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv

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Morton Issac Hyson, MD
2020 Goldring Ave Ste 402
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Desert Springs Hosp, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; Montevista Hosp, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Mdpc Inc

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Albert Howard Capanna
(702) 382-1960
716 S 6th St
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Albert Howard Capanna, MD
(702) 382-1960
716 S 6th St
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Nader Armanious, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1987

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John K Lovell
(702) 636-3000
1841 E Craig Rd
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Neurology

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Jonathan Mark Bledsoe, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 2003

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Kenneth L Cummings, MD FACS
(702) 737-5080
2525 W Washington Ave Apt 301
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1945

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Dr.Albert Capanna
(702) 382-1960
716 South 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Hospital: UMC, Sunrise, Valley, Desert Springs
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Yedatore Swamy Venkatesh
(702) 671-5070
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
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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