The staff in the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona diagnoses and treats people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related central nervous system (CNS) conditions such as neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which your body's immune system attacks the sheath covering your nerves (myelin). Neuromyelitis optica is a central nervous system condition that results in a loss of myelin, but it differs in several ways from MS.

The center's staff provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for people with multiple sclerosis and other related central nervous system conditions. The staff works with you to address your needs and create a treatment plan to optimize your health.

Doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), urinary conditions (urologists), and other specialties work as a team to evaluate and treat your condition. Doctors work with many other health care professionals to provide your care. You also may receive support from staff in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who can provide you with information about community resources.

Read more about multiple sclerosis.