Multiple sclerosis can be a moderate inconvenience to one person while being life changing to someone else. Every day, research advances bring new medications to light for MS patients.
One not-so-new treatment that many MS patient find relief with would be chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a wonderful option for the MS patient who wants to reduce pain without using more medication to do so.
Recently, Erin Elster, D.C. published a study in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research that showed correction of upper neck injuries may be able to reverse the progression of MS. Dr. Elster, gathered data from 44 MS patients who had been receiving chiropractic care over a period of 5 years, and established that 91% of them showed an improvement in their pain and their MS symptoms.
While this study is too small to predict whether or not MS symptoms can be alleviated or reversed through chiropractic care, the fact that chiropractic is a safe way to minimize pain associated with altered neurologic function and altered mechanics have been shown to be effective.
If you suffer from MS, please discuss your chiropractic options with your health care provider. If you’re not currently seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic, you are welcome to chat with our doctors in a 15 minute, no charge consultation and we can start to explore how our doctors may be able to help you.