There are a quarter million US citizens who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). This neurological disease is one of the more common conditions that affects young adults, primarily affecting young women.
MS is a progressive disease in which damage occurs to the nervous system. As the disease progresses, the nerves develop scar tissue along the spinal cord and in the brain. As researchers continue to seek out solutions and the root cause of MS, there remain many unanswered questions.
How Much We Know About MS
There are several conditions that have been associated with MS. One of these is autoimmune disease, in which the body is actually at war with itself and even damages its own tissue. Another culprit could be inflammation central to the brain.
While there are several ways to manage the different expressions of MS, finding treatments that do more than mitigate the symptoms is the hope of upper cervical chiropractors. Their desire is to discover what is causing the inflammation or scarring, in order to stall or even stop the disease in its tracks.
Finding the Cause of Nervous System Inflammation
By aligning the upper vertebra, or what is known as the atlas, upper cervical chiropractors have been able to restore measures of immune function for patients. In fact, in one study, up to 48% of patients had improved ability after receiving upper cervical chiropractic care. Several MS sufferers experienced healing from scarred brain tissue, indicating the body began restoring itself post adjustment.
Dr. Pete Tsiglieris is an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, CA, who specializes in upper vertebra care, specifically atlas alignment. Fixing a misalignment of the atlas bone can greatly improve the inflammation levels and quality of life for MS patients. Call today to schedule a consultation.
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