MS Specialist Uvalde TX

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.

J Michael Desaloms, MD
(214) 363-8524
8230 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX
Business
Dallas Neurosurgical Associates PA
Specialties
Neurology

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Sam S Finn MD
(214) 823-2161
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Neurology

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Patricia Mancuso
(210) 354-0877
315 N San Saba
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Jerry Saul Wolinsky, MD
(713) 500-7135
6410 Fannin St Ste 1026
Houston, TX
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1969

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Elliott Mark Frohman, MD
Coppell, TX
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1990

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Saleem I Malik, MD
(682) 885-2500
901 7th Ave
Fort Worth, TX
Business
Child Neurology & Pediatric Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

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Kathleen H Eberle, MD
(713) 947-3100
4141 Vista Rd
Pasadena, TX
Business
Houston Neurological Institute
Specialties
Neurology

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Wendell Arthur Grogan, MD
(281) 359-5981
Kingwood, TX
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stanley Hersh Appel, MD
(713) 798-4072
6501 Fannin St # 302
Houston, TX
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1960

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Sreekumaran Nair, MD
(817) 336-2026
1111 5th Ave Ste A
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Harris Methodist Southwest, Fort Worth, Tx

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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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