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Naturally Reducing the Inflammation of Multiple Sclerosis

Among the most common neurological conditions that affect young adults is multiple sclerosis (MS), with twice as many women afflicted than men. In the United States alone, there are roughly 250,000 MS patients.

This disease causes dysfunctions in the nervous system resulting in scar tissue along the nerves, the spinal cord, and the brain. Despite years of research, much of this disease remains a mystery.

What We Know About MS

Multiple sclerosis has been classified as an autoimmune disorder, which means that the body is fighting against healthy tissue within itself. Another issue associated with MS is inflammation in and around the brain.

Treatments do exist to help relieve these symptoms, but they don’t address the underlying cause of the condition. This is where upper cervical chiropractors come into play. Their goal is to do more than help people cope with the symptoms. Instead they have found a way to correct the root of the problem that may be the source of inflammation and damage. This method has been proven to slow down the progressionof the disease or even stop it completely.

Honing in on Inflammation in the Nervous System

Adjusting the C1, or atlas bone, to its stable and correct position has been found to greatly improve immune function for many people. In one study, 48% of the participants benefitted from an upper cervical adjustment. In fact, some multiple sclerosis patients showed restoration of damaged brain tissue.

At Synergy Chiropractic we specialize in providing precise corrections to the atlas. A realignment can lower inflammation and help patients with multiple sclerosis tremendously.

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