Friday, May 26, 2017

Research Provides New Hope for MS Patients

After images taken of the spine in a weight-bearing position as opposed to laying flat, researchers have learned that many symptoms associated with MS can be caused by misalignments found in the vertebrae of the neck. This misalignments or subluxations can be related to injuries as far back as eight or more years ago!  These subluxations block cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from flowing freely to the brain and spinal cord.  These obstructions increase pressure in the skull and cause "leakages" into the surrounding brain tissue.  The protein found in the CSF leaks have been found to cause an autoimmune reaction in the brain that leads to symptom-generating lesions found in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Specific chiropractic adjustments can improve the flow of CSF by removing these misalignments and subluxations.  In a study published in 2011, one particular patient experienced immediate improvements in vertigo, vomiting just after their first adjustment!  The time between injury and onset of MS (8years) shows why it is essential to get checked regularly by your chiropractor, especially after any injury! Even if you are not experiencing symptoms after an injury, research is showing that particularly with MS patients the disease is showing 8 years after traumatic injury.

Damadian RV, Chu D.  The Possible Role of Craniocervical Trauma and Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis and the Craniocervical Syndrome.  The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI. September 2011:74-91.  doi:10.1159/000365473.

Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson



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