What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body and is often disabling. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 years old. In addition, women are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed than men. Notably, MS is also the most common disabling neurological disease in young adults.
Symptoms of MS
While the progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, many have reported the following:
- weakness in the limbs
- partial or total loss of vision, double vision
- tingling or pain in parts of the body
- electric shock-like sensations
- lack of coordination
- slurred speech
Causes of MS
First of all, we know that MS involves the destruction of part of the central nervous system. Therefore it causes a break in the communication between the brain and organs. However, we still are uncertain of the exact cause. Many scientists believe the disease is triggered an environmental factor in a person who is genetically predisposed. In addition, there have actually been many new research studies showing that concussion and trauma may play a huge role in MS.
How Chiropractic can help with MS
Our Chiropractic assessment will look for interference in your nervous system. Hence, we can remove any blockages that might be causing a breakdown in communication and nervous function.
Most noteworthy, an amazing case study was published (1) of a 39-year old woman who had been suffering from MS for years. Unfortunately, she wasn’t diagnosed until she became partially blind in one eye and lost her ability to walk. Consequently, she was in a wheelchair for the next 2o years. So, in an attempt to regain sensation in her legs, she began chiropractic care.
As a result, she regained movements, her symptoms improved, including vision, and she was able to transition from a wheelchair to a walker. Due to Chiropractic care, her body was able to heal itself, even after 20 years!
If you or a loved one is living with this condition and looking for a natural Multiple Sclerosis treatment, chiropractic care may be the solution you’ve been hoping for! (1) Tabick, C., DC, & Quintero-Villa, J., DC. (2017). Improved health outcomes in a multiple sclerosis patient undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2017(4), 221-231.