LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2013)—KentuckyOne Health has established a new center focused on the care of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The KentuckyOne Multiple Sclerosis Center, located at 1021 Majestic Drive in Lexington, is a comprehensive program that links patients with a core group of experts in the fields of medicine, physical, occupational and speech therapies, neuropsychology, social work and research. The comprehensive approach provides care for patients from diagnosis throughout treatment.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic lifelong disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It often affects individuals in the prime of their life. Symptoms may be mild to severe and include numbness in the limbs, problems with balance, paralysis, loss of vision, fatigue, bladder dysfunction and cognitive issues.
More than 2.1 million people worldwide are affected by multiple sclerosis, including 450,000-700,000 in the United States and more than 5,000 in Kentucky.