The MSWA is a non-government, not-for-profit, state-based organisation dedicated to supporting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other Neurological conditions.
Your Donation Makes a Big Difference
We provide support and vital healthcare services to people living with MS, whilst we search for the cause and cure for MS. With your support, we are giving hope to Western Australians living with MS by funding research, delivering much needed support and services and providing high care accommodation and respite.
Why Choose Us?
There is no one test which says a person has MS. Unfortunately, the process can be difficult and time consuming, as each person's case of MS is different and presents with different symptoms.
The Neurologist will assess a person's medical history, perform a thorough examination and detail their history and symptoms, before making a formal diagnosis.
In most cases, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is performed on the brain and spinal cord. This type of scan shows pictures of the inflammation and areas of scar tissue, in the CNS. In some cases, evoked potentials (nerve transmission speed) may be measured and/or a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) may be required.
The MSWA Nursing Team is the first point of contact for most people diagnosed with MS, after their Neurologist. Our nurses are committed to providing accurate information, and holistic support, so you have a greater understanding of what to expect.
Our MS nurses provide training, education, and support for all of the disease modifying therapies. Each nurse is highly knowledgeable and experienced with MS. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or as your condition changes, they can provide relevant advice and organise support for you and your family.