Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Upper Cervical Chiropractic

If you haven't explored chiropractic care for your MS symptoms you may want to check out this link It is interesting, to say the least!

Tomorrow, I am going to see an upper cervical chiropractor for an initial consultation (which apparently lasts 1.5 hours and includes x-rays).  I will be very surprised if he doesn't find any subluxations in the upper cervical area as, having ridden (and fallen off) horses for a number of years, tumbled a$$ over tea-kettle skiing, and given myself whiplash on the water slides, I've not exactly been kind to my spinal area!

I have had chiropractic treatment before but have never had X-rays of the neck area or treatment in that area.  The idea that subluxations at the base of the spine where it meets the skull can cause a constriction in the nerves going along the spinal chord makes total sense to me.  I'm kicking myself that I didn't pursue this earlier, as some of the improvements for MS symptoms that have been observed and documented are:  reduced numbness, tingling, pain in extremities, improved bladder control, improved fatigue, improved eyesight, and improved balance.  Many patients have 100% improvement in symptoms and REMAIN SYMPTOM FREE with maintenance treatments.

All I can say is "it can't hurt to try"

Will definitely be posting updates on this one.