Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects approximately 400,000 people living in America. Every hour one more person gets this startling diagnosis. Unfortunately, most people find out the bad news when they are supposed to be in the prime of their life, with many years of vitality left.
Financial stress comes along with the MS diagnosis. An estimated $10 million in medical bills are racked up annually. The person facing this condition may become unemployed or be unable to work as much as they used to. They may require medical equipment, home modifications, and personal aide care. All of this adds up and can be overwhelming.
Has Anything Proven to Be Helpful?
A study was done involving multiple sclerosis patients by Dr. Erin Elster. In her study, the upper neck was examined, and it was noted that the patients all had subluxations (misalignments). They recalled having previous accidents from bicycle riding, horseback riding, car accidents, falling down stairs, and various other trauma to the head and neck. After receiving upper cervical chiropractic care, 40 out of the 44 MS patients saw improvements in their condition, and none saw their disease progress further over a 5 year period. This supports the theory that MS is related to an injury of the neck.
Trauma to the brain and spinal cord, such as whiplash, can possibly be a trigger for symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to Dr. Charles Poser. The trauma may alter the blood-brain barrier and lead to developing multiple sclerosis lesions.
Where to Find Multiple Sclerosis Relief
We cannot predict who will develop MS due to trauma. Therefore, it is imperative for anyone who has been in an accident or who is suffering from neck pain to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Although it may be easy to ignore the pain felt after whiplash, the implications on your health down the road can be very significant.
We are happy to help our patients find relief from whatever may be ailing them, whether it is MS, whiplash, or any other health problems. Realigning the upper neck will allow the body to begin to heal, and communication can be restored to the brain. Our patients report often feeling happier and healthier after only a couple of adjustments.
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