Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of your brain and spinal cord. MS causes the thin layer of tissue that protects your nerve cells (called the “myelin sheath”) to become damaged. This makes it hard for signals to travel between your brain and your body. Signals can slow down, or they can be blocked completely. This can cause a wide range of problems.
The NeuroMedical Center’s MS Specialist, Dr. April A. Erwin, is one of the South’s most trusted experts in the diagnosis and treatment of MS. Named a ‘Partner in MS Care’ by the National MS Society, Dr. Erwin is now the only physician in the Baton Rouge area, and one of only five neurologists in the entire state of Louisiana to earn this special designation by the largest multiple sclerosis organization in the world. Since Dr. Erwin’s arrival at The NeuroMedical Center in 2012, thousands of patients from all over Louisiana and beyond have sought her knowledge, background, and experience when it comes to treating MS. Over 12,000 patients from the Greater Baton Rouge area and beyond trust Dr. Erwin and The NeuroMedical Center’s MS Program with their care.