NCD has welcomed a board-certified neurologist/neuroimmunologist, Dr. Adnan Subei, who specializes in the treatment and management of various demyelinating and autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system, including Multiple Sclerosis.
Neuroimmunology concentrates on the relationship between your nervous system and your immune system and the ways in which those interactions influence your nervous system’s ability to function. Immunologic damage to your brain, spinal cord, nerves, and other tissues causes various symptoms, depending on where the attacks occur, affecting your overall health and well-being.
At NCD, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive management approach, using modern medicine, holistic treatments, and compassion for each individual’s complex disorder. We understand that managing diseases such as multiple sclerosis is complicated and requires expertise and resources beyond the typical office visit. Our multidisciplinary approach is tailored specifically to each patient’s needs.
While all our physicians diagnose demyelinating diseases and treat their subsequent symptoms, we also have a board-certified neurologist, neuroimmunologist that specializes in diagnosing and managing these diseases.
There are over 7 trillion nerves in the human body. All these nerves are part of what’s known as your body’s nervous system. These nerves send and receive intricate messages from every part of your body and process them in your brain. These messages allow you to speak, see, feel, and think. Your nerves are coated in something called myelin. Myelin is an insulating material that protects nerves. When the myelin is damaged, the nerves can deteriorate, causing complications in the brain and throughout the body. Damage to myelin around nerves is called demyelination.
Neuroimmunology is the study of connections between the central nervous system and immune system of the body.
The most common symptoms of demyelinating disorders are:
Neuroinflammatory disorders happen when the immune system—the very system designed to protect the body—becomes overly active and attacks healthy cells. The immune system may damage parts of the central nervous system, which encompasses the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. There is no known cure for these diseases.
Some types of Neuroinflammatory disorders include:
A neuro-visual disorder, also known as a neuro-visual processing disorder or neuro-visual dysfunction, refers to a condition in which there is a disruption in the way the brain processes visual information. This can lead to a range of visual symptoms and difficulties in interpreting or making sense of visual stimuli. These disorders are not related to problems with the eyes themselves but rather with how the brain receives, interprets, and processes visual information.
Some neurological disorders commonly associated with neuro-visual problems include:
It’s important to note that the specific visual problems associated with these neurological conditions can vary widely. Individuals with these disorders may benefit from a thorough evaluation by healthcare professionals, including both neurologists and ophthalmologists, to assess their visual function and develop appropriate treatment or management strategies. Vision therapy and rehabilitation may also be helpful in some cases to address neuro-visual issues and improve quality of life.