We found 7 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis near Nutley, NJ.

Dr. Nilaya Babu Bhawsar, DO
Specializes in Neurology
181 Franklin Avenue; Suite 305
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Nilaya Bhawsar, who practices in Glen Ridge, NJ, Bloomfield, NJ, and Livingston, NJ, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, trigger point injections, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Bhawsar is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhawsar's training includes a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Bhawsar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, MRI, Aphasia, Multiple Sclerosis, PET Scan, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Vaccaro, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6 Brighton Road,, Suite L; Glen Ridge, Nj
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. John Vaccaro's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Vaccaro include bell's palsy, trigger point injections, and neuropathic pain. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vaccaro attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Vaccaro has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, MRI, Aphasia, Multiple Sclerosis, PET Scan, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. David Blady, MD
Specializes in Neurology
181 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. David Blady works as a neurologist in Glen Ridge, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Nutley, NJ. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Blady's clinical interests: bell's palsy, trigger point injections, and neuropathic pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Blady attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Blady is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: PET Scan, Facial Problems, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Brain Hemorrhage, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose D Ibarbia, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Jose Ibarbia is a physiatrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: torticollis, elbow pain, and PCL injury. Dr. Ibarbia is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group. Dr. Ibarbia accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Elbow Pain, PCL Injury, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Zianka Fallil is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallil obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Calvin Natanzon, MD
Specializes in Neurology
230 Sherman Avenue; Suite L
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Calvin Natanzon is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Natanzon include bell's palsy, trigger point injections, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Natanzon takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Natanzon attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Natanzon is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Headache, CT Scan, Electromyography, Dementia, Electroencephalography, MRI, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine A Ruebenacker-Mazzola, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
385 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Catherine Mazzola is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Mazzola has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and dystonia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Mazzola is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Dr. Mazzola has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Developmental Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Dystonia, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.