multiple sclerosis, msMultiple Sclerosis is a condition that has been rapidly rising recently and many people don’t know what it is or what to do about it.

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects the Central Nervous System which consists of the brain and spinal cord. It is an autoimmune/inflammatory condition, meaning that he body starts attacking itself, turning regular brain tissue into scar tissue.1 Multiple Sclerosis primarily affects women from the ages of 20-40 years of age and the rate of diagnosis has increased 50% since 1991.2

Australian Researchers are experimenting with a new drug that will fight the inflammation that is a contributing factor to Multiple Sclerosis.3 However this new drug is fairly invasive, injecting a genetically engineered molecule into the blood to target inflammation in the brain.2

Recently Magentic Resonance Imaging (MRI) founder, Dr. Raymond Damadian, made an interesting discovery while conducting research on Multiple Sclerosis patients. In his research he found that Multiple Sclerosis patients typically had decreased Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) flow do to misalignments in the neck.4 This is consistent with a natural approach to Multiple Sclerosis proposed by Dr. Andrea Pritchett.

Dr. Pritchett specializes in a natural approach for Multiple Sclerosis by utilizing Upper Cervical Chiropractic. This is an advanced form of chiropractic that focuses on the Atlas (C1) vertebra. The latest research has been shown that patients with Multiple Sclerosis have had great success under Upper Cervical care. When the misalignment in the upper neck is corrected, CSF returns to normal and the body naturally decrease inflammation.5 When inflammation is reduced Multiple Sclerosis patients have had great reductions in symptoms and in some case even resolution.

If you are suffering with Multiple Sclerosis it is imperative to have your upper neck examined for a misalignment by an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.


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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