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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Neuropathy is Available in New York

Getting Started with a Medical Card

The process starts by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.  MS attacks the myelin that insulate nerves. 

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis can cause a variety of different symptoms including weakness, numbness, dizziness, depression and fatigue. MS most commonly follows a relapsing and remitting course,  where new symptoms that develop usually mprove partially or completely.

Around 60% of individuals experience chronic pain and nearly half experience bladder dysfunction. These symptoms as well as stiffness, spasticity, and muscle spasms, may all be helped by compassionate care treatments available through New York’s Compassionate Care Act. 

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Alternative MS Treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act work well to relieve pain, muscles spasms and stiffness caused by multiple sclerosis. Some people with bladder dysfunction also notice improvements after starting compassionate care.

Qualifying for Alternative Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

When MS symptoms like chronic pain and spasticity are chronic and persist after MS treatment have been used you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. Treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. Following up regularly will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:

• Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
• Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
• Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
• Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care

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