Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 2

Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 2

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Last week, we explored what Multiple-Sclerosis (MS) is, and why the doctors may think you or your loved one has it. The doctors are looking for certain signs that will help them determine whether or not it’s this or another condition.

Now, there are many signs of MS, and there will always be symptoms to indicate the existence of this condition, but the manifestation of those symptoms is dependent on the location and severity of the condition.

Not only that, but the severity of the manifestation of those symptoms may be anywhere from mild to severe. They may also last from anywhere from days to weeks to months at a time, and they may persist as a permanent condition.

Below are some signs you can watch for and signs your or your loved one’s doctor is certainly watching for. All of these signs are not necessarily noticeable, and sometimes a person just doesn’t want to admit when there is some sort of change or deterioration in their health. If you are the person going through the testing, it’s important to be honest with your loved ones and your doctors. If it’s a loved one going through the testing, it’s important to develop trust with the person.

Then, you can have open and honest conversations with them, and they’ll be more apt to tell you about those things they are experiencing they may not want to admit to other people. We know it may not be a conversation you want to have, but it’s a conversation that could help you or your loved one get through these difficult times and those difficult times ahead.

Multiple-Sclerosis Symptoms

  • Loss of balance
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Numbness
  • Double vision or vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Problems with coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Urine Leakage
  • Constipation
  • Tremors or weakness in arms or legs
  • Tingling in arms and legs
  • Dizziness

You can find a more complete list of the symptoms of MS here.

With or without an MS Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has never received that diagnosis of Multiple-Sclerosis, that’s good. We hope it stays that way. But maybe you just read the list of symptoms thinking that you experience one or more of them.

Well, as we mentioned in last week’s blog, just because you experience them doesn’t mean that they are signs of MS. The doctors will run many tests to rule out other possible conditions before they will make that final determination.

Just know that a dysfunction to the Nervous System can manifest itself as one of many different conditions. These are caused by misalignments in the upper neck, which can affect the way the brainstem, brain, and spinal cord works.

In order to maintain your health or help your loved maintain their health, it’s important that they have their upper neck vertebrae examined by an upper cervical chiropractor. They will evaluate their upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of any condition they may be diagnosed with.