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MS Center at MoBap in St. Louis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the brain, spinal cord and nerves to the eyes (optic nerves) can be attacked by your immune system.

Specifically, the attack is directed at the coating of nerve cells called myelin. Myelin allows electrical signals to travel along nerves rapidly. When your immune cells attack myelin, these signals can be delayed or blocked.

This prevents the nerve cells from "talking" to one another. The result of this inflammation against myelin can be neurological symptoms such as numbness, weakness, visual loss, double vision and imbalance.

Attacks of inflammation causing symptoms lasting more than 24 hours are called relapses or exacerbations. Generally, the myelin can be repaired so recovery can occur. If the inflammation is severe enough, the actual nerves may be cut. This may result in permanent disability.

For more information on our MS Services in St. Louis or to schedule an appointment at MoBap, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

You Are Not Alone

Over 400,000 Americans are living with multiple sclerosis. Most people are 20 to 40 when diagnosed, but both children and older adults are often diagnosed. Factors include a combination of genetic and environmental. Many viruses have been studied, but no definite link to developing MS has been proven.

Relapse and Recovery

The good news is that treatment for relapsing disease will help you fight MS and reduce your risk of developing disability.

  • About 85% of patients initially have attacks or relapses with full or partial recovery. This pattern is called relapsing remitting MS.
  • Fifteen percent of patients never have attacks, but only a slowly progressive course called primary progressive MS.
  • Most patients without treatment will switch from a relapsing remitting to a more progressively worsening course called secondary progressive MS.

For more information on our MS Services in St. Louis or to schedule an appointment at MoBap, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

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3009 North Ballas
Building B, Suite 207B
St. Louis, MO 63131

Located on the campus of Missouri Baptist Medical Center.


Living Life With MS

"I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis when I was seventeen," Jenni Cusumano said. "As a 35-year-old woman who's lived with MS for over half my life, I don't remember what life was like before my diagnosis."

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Show Me 100 for MS

Matthew Porter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2014 at the age of 37 and has used his condition as a catalyst for change in his life. As a husband and father of three teenage children, he has a passion for living life to the fullest. “Having MS has made me more aware of my time, and I want to invest it in things that matter and make a difference.”

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Living Life to the Fullest with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Just as MS affects each individual somewhat differently, the different options for treatment are varied and tailored to the individual. Learn how the experts at the MS Center for Innovations at Missouri Baptist are making a difference in the lives of people living with the chronic disease.

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MS Living Well

Ready to learn more about multiple sclerosis?  Visit MSLivingWell.org, our award-winning website dedicated to providing information on multiple sclerosis, new treatment options and advice on living well with MS.

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Living in Full Engagement

MS LIFE (Multiple Sclerosis—Living in Full Engagement) is a targeted rehabilitation initiative that breaks down barriers and allows for full participation in life.

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The MS Infusion Center

The MS Infusion Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center provides an array of services for multiple sclerosis patients. Highly experienced nurses deliver attentive care every day to our patients. 

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Fulfilling Life's Dreams, Even with MS

Keisha Walter typically carried large purses. She was sure the numbness in her right arm was just a pinched nerve. But it didn’t go away.

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