Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a serious disabling disease involving your central nervous system. It disrupts the flow of information to and from the brain and body resulting in a range of symptoms.
In severe cases, people may even lose their ability to walk independently. Unfortunately, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but an effective treatment is available to slow the disease progression, relieve its symptoms, and reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.
Several studies confirm the efficacy of upper cervical chiropractic care for the treatment of MS as it directly deals with the central nervous system.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. In MS, the immune system eats away myelin, which is the protective sheath that surrounds nerve fibers. This causes inflammation and scar tissue in multiple areas on and around the nerves causing communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.
MS can result in a range of debilitating symptoms that may vary from person to person.
The most prominent symptoms of MS include:
Some other symptoms include:
Multiple sclerosis is categorized into four types: Clinically isolated syndrome; Relapsing-remitting; Primary progressive; and Secondary progressive.
Most people are diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), which involves periods of new symptoms and unpredictable relapses, with subsequent periods of remission, during which symptoms improve partially or completely.
The progression of the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves, leading to problems with gait and mobility.
While it’s unclear what causes this abnormal behavior of the immune system, a combination of environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors appears to be responsible. The risk factors that are believed to play a role in development of MS include age, sex, family history, certain infections, Vitamin D deficiency, smoking, and certain autoimmune diseases.
Many studies have also established a connection between the symptoms of MS and the presence of misalignments in the upper cervical spine region that interferes with the proper drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. This forms the basis of a new alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Yes! In fact, upper cervical chiropractic care has shown significant improvement in symptoms of MS patients. It is a gentle and safe chiropractic technique that focuses on adjustment or realignment of the Atlas and Axis vertebrae, near the top of the spine.
These two bones are important because they surround and protect the brainstem which supports some very important body functions. When these move out of alignment due to an injury, blow or trauma, the misalignment occurring as a result puts pressure on the brain stem, leading to pain and potentially multiple other issues that spread all over the body.
Upper cervical chiropractic care works by correcting the alignment of these vertebrae in order to remove compression caused by misalignment and promote the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
When the Atlas is properly aligned, it also allows for the immune system to function properly. The body is able to receive 100% nerve impulses from the brain, which reduces multiple sclerosis and its symptoms.
Your upper cervical chiropractor will use precise X-rays or other specialized equipment to identify the exact position of misalignment. These measurements also help us formulate an individualized treatment plan on the basis of your physical anatomy, multiple sclerosis symptoms, and other health goals.
When it’s time to perform spinal correction, your chiropractor will ask you to lie down on an adjustment table. Next, your chiropractor will gently apply adjustment to the upper neck. The procedure is painless as it doesn’t involve cracking, popping, thrusting, or twisting of the neck or spine.
Upper cervical chiropractic is a gentle practice that uses a light touch to realign your upper neck bones. The health of your spine is monitored during every visit to determine if you need another correction.
No matter what condition you or your loved one is suffering from, you will find great improvement in your body function when free from misalignment. The positive effects of upper cervical chiropractic have been linked to several other health benefits as well.
There are pharmacological treatments to manage the symptoms of MS, but they may have significant side effects. This calls for the need for complementary treatment options, like upper cervical chiropractic care that is safe and natural.
If you are also suffering from multiple sclerosis, have your spine examined by our trained and licensed upper cervical chiropractor in Dacula, Georgia. Our chiropractors are uniquely trained to find and correct misalignments.Many patients find relief from MS symptoms and improve their quality of life by using this new treatment modality, and we encourage you to give it a try.
Visit our treatment facility or contact our friendly staff to clear all your doubts regarding this alternative treatment and find a solution to your health concerns.
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