Multiple sclerosis (MS) generally affects those in the age range of 20 to 40. It is a neurological condition that is quite debilitating to those suffering from it. This condition has seen a 51% increase since 1991, with women being diagnosed twice as often as men. It is viewed by many experts as an autoimmune disease.
Multiple sclerosis causes damage to the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the protective coating around the nerves, called myelin, creating scar tissue. What symptoms are commonly associated with MS?
- Cognitive issues
- Weakening of the muscles
- Vertigo (a spinning sensation) or dizziness
- Problems with vision
- Extreme tiredness
The exact cause of MS remains a mystery in the medical community. This means that a variety of different options are available to help those suffering, but the benefits vary from person to person. Recently, a study revealed that the average cost for medications to alleviate MS on a yearly basis was $60,000.00! Comparatively speaking, in the 1990’s the cost of similar drugs was not higher than $11,000. One would think that along with higher cost and more availability the effectiveness of the drugs would become better. This is not the case, however. As a result, many people are beginning to seek out natural ways to cope with their MS symptoms.
Natural Multiple Sclerosis Relief by Gentle Means
One area that is seeing success in helping patients suffering from MS is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. At Synergy Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska, we use the latest advances to examine patients for a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. This has often been seen in MS patients.
Case studies have revealed that if a person has a misalignment of the neck, this can reduce the amount of oxygen that is getting to the brain. This, in turn, can cause the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Other studies have shown that MS patients who have received care from an upper cervical chiropractor saw a vast improvement in their MS symtpoms. Correcting a patient’s misalignment is often all that is needed to help provide a measure of relief from such symptoms.
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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team