Multiple Sclerosis

Athens GA Chiropractor for MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating condition that affects the central nervous system. One of it’s main characteristics is demyelination of the nerves, or wearing away of the coating that protects the nerves. Think about it like an electrical cord. The outer covering is there to protect you from getting shocked and protect the wires from shorting out. Some symptoms of MS include visual disturbances, numbness / tingling, pain and muscle spasms, weakness / fatigue, vertigo / dizziness, bowel and bladder problems, cognitive symptoms, sexual dysfunction, loss of hearing, difficulty swallowing, respiratory problems, and seizures.

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis at this time, there is research that indicates there is a correlation between a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, causing insufficient cerebrospinal fluid flow, and people with MS. That same research showed that MS patients under Upper Cervical Chiropractic care experienced statistically significant improvement in multiple sclerosis symptoms.

If you suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), seeing an upper cervical chiropractor may be able to help. Although chiropractic treatment is not a cure from MS, our Watkinsville based chiropractor has been able to achieve relief from pain and the debilitating symptoms caused by this condition. Because MS is a condition that heavily affects the central nervous system, oftentimes upper cervical techniques can provide some relief by helping to encourage alignment between the neck and spine, and improving the communication with the brain stem and the nervous system. 

 When chiropractic treatment is used to improve the alignment of the neck and back, patients can frequently see an improvement in symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis. While results will vary from person to person, we’re confident in the improvements our patients have seen in their condition, and if you’re located in Athens and suffering from MS, we would love to provide you with a consultation to see if we can help. 

Misalignment in the spine can mean that cerebrospinal fluid is not able to drain properly, and studies have shown that the vast majority of patients with MS have some level of misalignment occurring in the upper cervical area. Because of this, improvement in the alignment of the spine has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms caused by MS, and to slow or stop the progression of symptoms. Because Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative condition, the symptoms can worsen over time, which is why chiropractic treatment is a valuable care option for people who are suffering from this condition.  

At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic we use the knee chest upper cervical technique, which involves gently adjusting the bones in the neck and upper spine region. This area can become misaligned from any number of causes, and it’s important to correct because of the connection to the brainstem and the nervous system. Correcting this misalignment can improve the communication within the nervous system, which is vital for continuous health. This technique has helped improve the symptoms of many of our patients dealing with this frustrating condition, and has stopped the progression of worsening symptoms as well. 

MS is an unpredictable illness, and while there is no complete cure, upper cervical chiropractic has been shown to greatly improve the lives of those with this condition. It is our goal to provide relief and improve the health of our patients, so if you’re suffering and are interested in how chiropractic care can help, please give our office a call! Upper cervical treatment has been shown to be effective for many patients, and we would love to help you find a healthier, happier daily life. 

Benefits of Upper Cervical CARE

Descreased Pain

One of the ways the body shows a subluxation is through pain and inflammation. When the nervous system is not communicating well, it triggers a pain response. Upper cervical chiropractic care helps eliminatepain by properly aligning the nervous system so messages flow more effectively.

Better Sleep

When the spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is able to communicate as it should. This results in better quality and quality of sleep. Since over 60 percent of adults suffer from sleeping problems, improving your sleep could have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.

Fewer Colds and Flu

Studies show that long-term chiropractic care increases an individual's immune system strength by as much as 200%. This equips the immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come in contact with. When you do get sick, your body will be able to fight off the sickness more effectively and faster.

Fewer Prescription Drugs

When the body is functioning at its best possible level, sicknesses that require prescription drugs are far less common. This means that people who pursue upper cervical chiropractic care often notice that they need fewer prescription drugs, hospital visits, and doctor's office trips.

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