a-new-option-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-symptomsMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that is disabling and could develop in just about anyone at any time. An alarming amount of people are affected by this condition. For example, in America 400,000 people have been diagnosed with the condition, and one new person is added to the list every hour. Another surprising thing to know about MS is how much money is spent in medical costs – $10 billion! This does not include the additional personal costs for medical equipment, personal care assistants, lack of income because the person cannot work a full-time job, or alterations to the home to meet the needs created by the condition.

What Research Tells Us About Multiple Sclerosis

There is always new research being done, in search of definitive answers to help those suffering from MS. The more information is compiled, the more clearly that the general consensus appears to be that MS is related to an injury in the head or neck. In fact, Dr. Erin Elster conducted a study of 44 people who were diagnosed with MS. She administered a variety of testing methods to confirm whether there was truly a misalignment in the neck region of each patient. After being provided with specific adjustments to the upper cervical spine, 40 of the patients noticed measurable improvements and a stop in the progression of the disease while receiving care.

Providing Care for MS Patients in Redwood City, California

There are multiple kinds of events that can cause the onset of MS symptoms, and it usually depends on how the function of the nervous system is impacted. This could happen because of stress being placed on the brainstem from a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. Function of the nervous system as well as communication and blood flow to and from the brain and body happens when this kind of misalignment occurs.

At Advanced Spinal Care, we use the NUCCA technique of upper cervical chiropractic care. Rather than apply force and pop the neck or spine, we encourage the bones to return to their proper place naturally. After these adjustments, many MS patients report a decrease in symptoms, or even a stop in the progression of the disease, as well as increased health overall.

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natural-treatment-for-multiple-sclerosis-inflammationThere 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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  5. Elster EL. Eighty-one patients with multiple sclerosis and parkinson’s disease undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: a retrospective analysis. J Vertebr Sublux Res. 2004;2:1-9.

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Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, Fog, Sclerosis, demyelinating, myelinA diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can leave one feeling scared and confused. It is a little-understood condition of the autoimmune system affecting the central nervous system. The body actually begins to attack itself. Brain tissue is targeted leading to scarring. Those afflicted with MS are generally women between the ages of 20 to 40 years. Since 1991, the prevalence of MS has risen 50%.

Researchers are constantly seeking ways to help patients alleviate MS. In Australia, for example, they have come up with a drug to help fight inflammation in the brain of an MS sufferer. What is involved? Injecting a genetically engineered molecule into the blood and allowing it to decrease inflammation in the brain. Perhaps you are looking for a less invasive way to deal with symptoms.

A Less Invasive Approach to Multiple Sclerosis

The inventor of the upright MRI, Dr. R. Damadian, has done a number of tests involving this machine and patients suffering from MS. The most remarkable thing he noted was that those with MS often also had a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck that hindered cerebrospinal fluid drainage.  

Here at our Redwood City, California practice, we take this information seriously. We understand the intricate link between the proper alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae and the overall health of a person. We closely examine the neck using tools and technology to help us to find the exact location of the misalignment. We then use a very gentle method to move these bones back into place without cracking the spine or neck. By realigning these bones, cerebrospinal fluid flow can be restored to normal. This leads to a natural decrease in inflammation and, in turn, many patients see an improvement in the symptoms of MS. This is a cost-effective, non-invasive, safe way to get help for multiple sclerosis that just may give one the relief he or she is seeking.

To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Redwood City office at 650-595-0500 You can also click the button below.

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if you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Multiple Sclerosis. MS, Extreme tiredness, Dizzy, Dizziness, Weak, FogNerve Damage

As a coat protects a person from the elements, the Myelin Sheath protects the body's nerves. The special coating plays a role in nerve cell communication as well. When this sheath is damaged, serious issues can arise as the body deals with and reacts to the attacks. The result is usually diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Multiple Sclerosis Research Results

Studies have been conducted to test different theories as to the cause of the degeneration of the Myelin sheath and other immune and systemic conditions that result. One Italian researcher proposed that insufficient blood flow could trigger a chain reaction leading to the nerve damage. Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency describes how inadequate drainage of blood in the central nervous system causes iron deposits to build. The iron, in turn, can trigger the immune system to turn on healthy cells. The attack on the Myelin sheath sets the course for MS.

Recently a study conducted on this very subject was able to show that vascular conditions that hinder flow can result in Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency. What can cause the vessels to distort or impede blood flow? The researchers pointed to a misalignment in the upper cervical area of the spine. Correcting this through calculated adjustments can relieve the vessels and allow flow to normalize.
Seeing an upper cervical chiropractor can aid in determining if there is a misalignment in the C1 and C2 vertebrae. Through careful measuring and gentle adjustment techniques, corrections can be made to stabilize these important supporting structures. This, in turn, allows the region and its housed vessels to heal. With adequate flow and drainage, damage to the nerves and immune system has the opportunity to repair. Managing MS can be difficult, but having key structures in place and aiding normal processes to function properly can play a major role in treatment.

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