multiple sclerosis, msEveryone likes to have a measure of control in their daily activities. A person likes to decide where and when they are going somewhere. They like to sit down and relax for a few minutes and decide when to will get up and get back to work. They may like to go for walks or take part in some type of recreation. But, what if a health issue begins to interfere? This can certainly change things and cause a measure of anxiety.

One thing doctors will look at if a person has the proper symptoms is that of a possible diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. If this comes up in the discussion with a doctor, it can certainly be quite unnerving. You may feel intimidated and worried. The testing can take some time as doctors need to rule out other possibilities in order to diagnose multiple sclerosis. Is there anything a person can do while they are awaiting the result of all those tests? There is something that may help and may even clear up some symptoms.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Multiple Sclerosis

First, let’s talk about how multiple sclerosis occurs. Nerve cells are protected by a coating called the myelin sheath. When your body slows down or stops sending signals from your nerves, it is because this coating is damaged. The brain is no longer able to communicate properly with the body. Something is causing this slowdown of communication. It can be different for each person, but one possible reason could be a misalignment in the upper neck.

Upper cervical chiropractors focus on the upper two bones of the vertebrae. If a misalignment is found here of only ¼ of a millimeter, it can wreak havoc on the body. This can be a root cause of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This can be causing the damage to the protective coating on the nerves, causing improper signals to be sent to the brain.

After a gentle and effective correction of this misalignment, there is a possibility that the symptoms a person is experiencing may begin to decrease or go away altogether. This can also ease up anxiety and worry and bring back a quality of life the person thought they had lost.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist 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