When one is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), it can be very scary. MS is unpredictable and hinders the proper function of the central nervous system comprised of the spinal cord and brain. MS generally impacts women more than men, and symptoms often begin between the ages of 20 to 40 years of age. These symptoms can be mild to severe and can include:
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Numbness and tingling
- Visual disturbances
- Weakening of the muscles
- Problems remembering things
Multiple sclerosis is considered to be a condition of the autoimmune system, causing the body to attack itself. No cure has been found for MS and costs to care for it have risen immensely and continue to rise. Researchers looked at the cost of MS in the year 2013 and found it can cost one up to $50,000 annually for just one medication! This is a low estimation as Express Scripts noted that more than half a million of those living in the USA have prescription drug costs exceeding $50,000. Even if one has help from an insurance company, it is still true that an expense of this sort is a huge financial burden.
Finding Low-Cost, Effective Care for Multiple Sclerosis in Dublin, California
Many upper cervical chiropractors have seen success in helping multiple sclerosis patients. As previously mentioned, MS has to do with the central nervous system. Research reveals a link between the upper cervical spine and nervous system function. The bones of the upper neck have the job of protecting the brainstem and once misaligned problems can ensue.
A study showed that 77 patients diagnosed with MS and who underwent care by an upper cervical chiropractor saw an improvement in their MS and also an improvement in function overall.
At Vital Life Wellness Center, we employ a gentle method called NUCCA to helps the bones of the neck to move back into place without being forced or popped. This improves blood flow to the brain and reduces stress on the brainstem. This is a safer and more cost-effective way to care for MS – and it can really help.
To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation, call 925-829-7900 or just click the button below.
If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.
Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is 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 children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/