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.

 

References:

 

  1. Multiple Sclerosis Information, Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, 1999.
  2. Guyton A. Textbook of Medical Physiology, 12th Ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2010.
  3. Damadian RV, Chu D. The possible role of cranio-cervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17
  4. Feeley-Collins K, Grostic JD, Hightower BC, Pfleger B, Selano JL.  “The effects of specific upper cervical adjustments on the CD4 counts of HIV positive patients.” Chiropractic Research Journal 1994;3(1):32.
  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.

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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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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Migraines, Headaches, MS, Mulitple SclerosisYoung adults, ages 20 – 40, are mainly affected by the condition called multiple sclerosis. Since 1991, it has increased by 50%. It tends to afflict women twice as much as men. It is debilitating and does damage to the body. Many seek to find relief but are disappointed by the options available.

When a person is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, this means that damage is being done to the brain and central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis works on normal brain tissue and the layer of fatty insulation around the nerves and turns this into scar tissue. Some specialists feel it is autoimmune in origin. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include the following:

Vitamin D

Some recent research has revealed a link between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D. It seems that patients with low levels of vitamin D are more susceptible to getting multiple sclerosis. It appears that some people naturally have lower vitamin D levels due to genetics, while others are just not getting enough sun to produce vitamin D. While vitamin D serves a vital role in many functions of the body, one important role is played by boosting the immune system. Increasing vitamin D may help alleviate some multiple sclerosis symptoms naturally. However, vitamin D is not a cure for the disease. There are other natural alternatives available, and many are seeking these out.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Once such source of help comes from upper cervical chiropractic care. We focus on making sure the top bone of the vertebrae, also called the atlas, is in the proper position. The atlas bone is vital to the function of the brain and nervous system. If a misalignment is found here, communication throughout the body is disrupted. Oxygen flow to the brain is hindered and this causes the body to have a reaction similar to multiple sclerosis. Research has revealed that patients seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor have seen huge improvements in symptoms, and many have had remissions of multiple sclerosis for longer periods of time.

References: 

  1. Noonan CW, Kathman SJ, White MC. Prevalence estimates for MS in the United States and evidence of an increasing trend for women. Neurology 2002;58:1:136-138
  2. Guyton A. Textbook of Medical Physiology, 12th Ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2010.
  3. Chu D, Damadian RV. The possible role of cranio-cervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17
  4. 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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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Migraines, Headaches, MS, Mulitple SclerosisThere are certain things doctors look for that help them to figure out whether or not their symptoms are MS or another condition altogether.

There is a varied list of symptoms to indicate multiple sclerosis. One or more of these will always be present, but the manifestation of these symptoms depends on how severe the condition is. Symptoms can range anywhere from mild to severe, can persist as a permanent condition, and can last from days to weeks or even months at a time.

Here is a list of symptoms to look for:

Symptoms:

*For a more detailed list of symptoms you can go HERE.

These are the symptoms that you or your loved one’s doctor will be looking for. These signs are not always noticeable. However, it may also be that a person just doesn’t want to admit that they are having any problems. It is imperative that the person going through testing is totally honest with the doctor. If it is a loved one, try to build their trust in you so they will feel free to confide in you as well.

When you feel like you can have open and honest communication with them, encourage them to tell you about what they are experiencing. They may not be comfortable talking to others, and this may be a difficult thing for you to have to talk about. However, it’s a conversation that could help them get through these difficult times.

A Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

We hope that you, or someone you care about, will never receive a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. After reading the above list of symptoms, you may be thinking that you are experiencing one or more of them. But remember, this does not necessarily mean you have MS. Tests have to be run to eliminate many other less serious conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

Let’s also consider the fact that a dysfunction in the nervous system can show itself as many different conditions. The brain stem, spinal cord, and brain itself can be affected by misalignments in the upper neck. At this point, it would be a good idea to have you or your loved one’s neck examined by an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Redwood City, California.

Such a consultation will help you to maintain your health and that of your loved one. Dr. Tsiglieris can evaluate the vertebrae in the upper neck for any misalignments that may be the cause of the symptoms mentioned above. A gentle and specific readjustment may be able to correct the issues you are having. Call and make an appointment for an assessment by Dr. Tsiglieris as soon as possible.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Migraines, Headaches, MS, Mulitple SclerosisMigraines and Multiple Sclerosis

Last week, we explored the commonalities between migraines and multiple sclerosis by looking at research conducted by Dr. Raymond Damadian. We understand that you might be thinking that while one is a debilitating but temporary condition, the other is one that affects a person's entire body.

Well, think of it this way, if there are two earthquakes in the same area, and the first one is a 3.0 and the second is a 6.0, you have to assume the same fault line is most likely the source of both earthquakes. The fact that migraines are temporary and multiple sclerosis is a much more severe condition is irrelevant, but what is relevant is that they're both neurological disorders.

Still not convinced? Let's take a look at another case study....

Research by the Upper Cervical Research Foundation

For those who might still be skeptical of the connection between MS and Migraines, the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF) conducted some research with MRI machine. They also published a paper on their findings called “Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns and Velocities of Migraine Subjects Following an Atlas Correction.” The reported the following:

"Results of a case study describing a subject diagnosed with migraine headache (without aura) reveal compelling results.  The subject was evaluated using the protocol of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (upper cervical) to determine the presence of an Atlas misalignment. After Atlas correction, a follow-up PC MR Study demonstrated changes in cerebral venous outflow. A change in vessel outflow pattern from a jugular to the paravertebral plexus route was discerned. Venous flow rate and vessel pulsatility decreased as well as cerebrospinal flow rate across the Atlas (C-1) vertebra. Most significantly, the imaging procedure measured a distinct decrease in intracranial compliance. The subject obtained relief from migraine headache pain consistent to maintenance of his Atlas correction by the end of thirty days. The PC MR exam continued to show improvement of the hemodynamic parameters measured over the 16-week study period consistent to maintenance of Atlas alignment."

The Bottom Line

In layman's terms, the cause of the problem can frequently be fixed by using a specific and gentle form of chiropractic called upper cervical chiropractic. When misalignments are corrected in the upper neck it begins to alleviate pressure on the brainstem by one or both of those top two bones in the vertebrae pressing irritating it. That will lead to the ability of vital fluids, such as cerebrospinal fluid and cerebral blood, to flow to and from the brain without hindrance.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Migraines, Headaches, MS, Mulitple SchlerosisThe Commonalities of Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis

Over the next two weeks, we'll look at a couple of case studies that reveal the connection between Migraine headaches and Multiple Sclerosis. We'll also talk in each blog about how you there is also a common method for finding healing from both of these neurological disorders.

The research behind their commonalities is so evident that it shows explanation as to why there are correlations between those who suffer from MS and those who suffer from Migraines. The other interesting revelation is that people who suffer from one or the other condition both respond well to a gentle and specific method of chiropractic called upper cervical chiropractic.

Research by Dr. Damadian

In the first study, by viewing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which lubricates the brain and spinal cord, of randomly patients with MS in real time Raymond V. Damadian and his team conducted ground breaking research. In a paper reporting the findings of their research called “The Possible Role of Cranio-Cervical Trauma and Abnormal CSF Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis," Dr. Damadian wrote, “These new observations have uncovered biomechanical barriers that appear to give rise to multiple sclerosis, and, even more excitingly, these barriers may be therapeutically addressable."

Basically, what that means is misalignments in the neck negatively affect the flow of various fluids to and from the brain. These changes are the likely cause of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as those changes are also the cause of migraines.

All of that means that since there is a common cause to those two symptoms, there is also a common cure. Though, the medical industry has ingrained society into thinking their only option is to continue to take medication that will give them a few moments of relief.

A Common Cause?

Whether you are suffering from migraines, multiple sclerosis or both is extremely important that you get a thorough evaluation of your upper neck by a doctor who has received specialized postgraduate training in the upper cervical spine. Dr. Pete Tsiglieris has received this training and has been able to help many multiple sclerosis and migraine sufferers address a common underlying cause by correcting misalignments in the upper neck.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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Want to hear from people like you? Check out our reviews here.
Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

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