Comprehensive treatment of multiple sclerosis in Germany

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease, that affects the central nervous system. In most cases this disease leads to disability as it causes irreversible neurological disorders. Recent studies have shown that improvement of the patient’s quality of life and life expectancy is possible. This is associated with the dynamic development of the healthcare system in the prosperous countries. 


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Multiple sclerosis – Diagnostics

Magnetic resonance imaging is the main method of diagnostics in the case of multiple sclerosis. McDonald diagnostic criteria are mostly used for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. MRI allows to reveal "dumb" foci of demyelination (without clinical manifestations) and to assess the development of the disease.

Other examination methods are:

  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Electronystagmography
  • Audiometry
  • Stabilography
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (detection of antibodies indicative of an autoimmune damage of the central nervous system)

MRI is performed in 1-2 months to establish the fact of a pathology progressing and to diagnose the multiple sclerosis without further deteriorations.


Best clinics for the multiple sclerosis diagnostics in Germany:


Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin


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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Charite University Hospital Berlin


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Multiple sclerosis – Treatment

The basis for treatment of multiple sclerosis is a conservative therapy. Thanks to improved healthcare systems in recent years, patients who suffer from this illness tend to preserve their working capacity and to improve quality of life. European and especially German hospitals are the best ones to undergo treatment and achieve the best possible results. 

Main purposes of the treatment are:

  • Prevention of exacerbations, prolonging the remission period
  • Controlling the disease exacerbations
  • Reduction of the residual neurological effects after exacerbations
  • Patients' lifestyle modification and further rehabilitation
  • Elimination of symptoms

There are many programs of conservative therapy for multiple sclerosis that help to achieve good results. New medicines or their combinations are constantly being investigated. 

Stem cells treatment is also performed nowadays. The following types are used:

  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Hemocytoblasts
  • Nerve stem cells

These trials are not completed, but in some countries patients are already been treated with the stem cells therapy. Presumably, they can significantly slow down the progression of the disease. 


Best clinics for the multiple sclerosis treatment in Germany:


Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis


Charite University Hospital Berlin

Charite University Hospital Berlin

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of multiple sclerosis


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Multiple sclerosis – Rehabilitation

The most modern rehabilitation programs are used in Germany. They are adapted individually for each patient, and are based on the disease stage and its complications, age, physical possibilities, and the results of treatment. Different specialists such as: therapists, neurologists, psychologists, rehabilitators, kinesiotherapists, physiotherapists are involved in the rehabilitation process. The purpose of rehabilitation in the case of multiple sclerosis is to preserve the active role of the patient in the family life, to ensure his functional independence.

The following methods are used:

  • Dosed physical activity
  • Training on the simulators and in the pool
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy
  • Microcurrent therapy
  • Compression therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Natural factors of the nature (mud, thermal waters, etc.)
  • Therapy with psychotherapist

Physical methods of rehabilitation reduce the muscle spasticity, improve coordination and help to normalize the function of pelvic organs. Also the rehabilitation may include medicamentous support. It is necessary to hold a consultation with the patient about the way of life which is important for him in the current situation.

Rehabilitation programs in Germany are designed for 2 weeks. If necessary, they can last much longer. In this country, the patient is provided with qualitative care, accommodation in comfortable rooms and individually selected meals. Rehabilitation programs in Germany show one of the best results in the world. 


Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova

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  • If necessary, assistance in the organization of further surgical treatment
  • Provision of a medical insurance against treatment complications covering up to 200,000 euro
  • Preparation and translation of medical records and recommendations from the hospital
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