Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and deteriorates the protective coating covering nerves. This protective coating is known as myelin.
“I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the early 1990s and my mobility gradually decreased for several years. Physical therapy routines and medications helped to suspend my physical decline at a point where I have limited mobility (use wheelchair, walker, hand-holds, etc.). After finding physical therapy alone was not enough to maintain my mobility, I decided to try chiropractic therapy. My neurologist is supportive of chiropractic treatment to manage the effects of MS, and I believe regular chiropractic treatments are allowing me to maintain my limited mobility by keeping the parts of my body I over-use or under-use in a flexible state rather than allowing them to atrophy. I have been treated regularly by Dr. Baker for about 15 years now, and this has helped me maintain my mobility at a stable level. These regular treatments also help to avoid and provide relief from occasional bouts of sciatic nerve pain (probably indirectly associated with the MS). I believe it likely I would be confined to a wheelchair without these regular chiropractic treatments. I have also observed a decrease in mobility with time when I am unable to receive my regular chiropractic treatments. I believe chiropractic treatments are making a significant difference in my quality of life with MS.”
– Cindy Dowery
Common symptoms of MS may include:
The best feature about chiropractic care is that it does not use over-the-counter medications or expensive prescription drugs. It is safe and effective.
We address MS by using chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxations and optimize the body’s central nervous system. In addition, we provide patients with a specific protocol to follow which includes exercise and specific nutrition guidance.
The following is an example of the Protocol for multiple sclerosis: