Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects multiple areas of the brain and spinal cord, leaving lesions that interfere with the ability of the nervous system to send and receive signals. An individual with multiple sclerosis may experience trouble walking, muscle stiffness or spasms, weakness, vision problems, or numbness or tingling sensations, among other symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis specialists at Barrow strive to alleviate patients' symptoms, to educate patients about their care and the course of their illness, and to find new ways to treat and possibly one day to cure multiple sclerosis. Barrow researchers work to understand multiple sclerosis and to find new ways to treat it.
The Newest MS Treatment Facility in the Southwest
The Barrow MS Center was opened in conjunction with our ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders Center in 2014. Few other facilities can boast our spacious, relaxing, and inviting facilities.
Onsite Infusion Center
We offer you the convenience of having your infusions in the same office where you receive the rest of your MS care. Built in 2014, our infusion suite has amenities like personal TV screens and comfortable furniture to keep you relaxed and entertained.
Access to the Largest Hospital in Arizona
The Barrow MS center is located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix—Arizona’s largest hospital. If you need specialist treatment for symptoms of your MS or other concurrent conditions, odds are you can find any doctor that you need right here.
Part of the Barrow Tradition of Excellence
Founded in 1962, Barrow has grown to become an international leader in neurosciences. We offer a vast bank of clinical trials, modern facilities, and expert staff. For MS patients, this means that you will have access not only to a fellowship-trained neurologist specializing in the treatment of MS, but also a diverse and experienced staff of neurologists, neurological rehabilitation specialists, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists.
The North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) is a global registry for multiple sclerosis research, treatment, and patient education. NARCOMS was established in 1993 by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers as a way to involve patients in developing a multicenter research registry for MS. This registry is an active database with over 37,000 participants with MS.
Participating in NARCOMS is a great way for you to stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs and current clinical trials for MS. Participation includes access to their free quarterly newsletters, which are packed with strategies for coping with MS along with news about the latest research. By being a part of this database, you can assist in raising awareness and promoting a greater understanding of MS.
How can we help you?
For more information, please call 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691) or (602) 406-6281.
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