Second Opinion "Multiple Sclerosis"

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:30pm

Pictured: (l-r) Andrew D. Goodman MD, Peter Salgo, Vlad Stefanovic, Joyce Nelson, Ann H. Cross MD

Credit: WXXI

Rochesterian Vlad Stefanovic shares with the panel how Multiple Sclerosis has affected his life.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease of the nervous system in which the protective sheath around nerve cells becomes damaged. Symptoms vary widely and cannot be predicted, but research and clinical experience are incrementally making treatments for MS more successful, giving individuals a better quality of life. Second Opinion "Multiple Sclerosis" airs Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In addition to the weekly broadcast, Second Opinion engages and educates viewers online through a comprehensive Web site at www.secondopinion-tv.org. Viewers can find in-depth background on numerous diseases and conditions. Second Opinion also sends out highlights via Facebook and Twitter.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.

Comments

unexplained pain

I have been expierencing unexplained chronic pain for 3 and a half years now ever since my head injury in may of 2007 , i have been seen by head injury specialist, regular family dr , neurologist and pain specialist no one can figure out what i suffer from this alone makes me very frustrated, I currently have been placed on pain medication for my symptoms but i'm not sure if this is making it worse it sure gave me more symptoms to endure (withdrawls) I just want answers and help with figuring out what is causing my pain instead of just treating the symptoms. Please help me, Please put me in direct contact with dr. Peter Salgo so that he may help me get some answers and relief. Best Regards, Leah Ricotta

Unexplained Pain

Dear Ms. Ricotta,

Thank you for contacting Second Opinion. Our host, Dr. Salgo, is a doctor in a cardiac care unit, so he would definitely not be the one to talk to. There are many good chronic pain clinics around the country, and I suggest that you talk to your primary care physician about that option. I would also be happy to send you our episode about chronic pain that we produced a few years ago.

Best,

Fiona

Fiona K. Willis
Series Producer
Second Opinion
WXXI Public Broadcasting