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Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system. It affects approximately 400,000 Americans; women are diagnosed at least twice as often as men. This disease usually occurs and becomes more evident from the ages of 15-50. The exact cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown, but it's believed there're a higher number of immune cells, which might cause an immune response and attack myelin an insulating coating around the nerve cells. Normally, the immune system defends the body against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. There is no definite answer as to what may trigger the immune system to do this, but most agree there're several contributing factors linked to Multiple Sclerosis.
Causes of Multiple Sclerosis:

  •     Genetics
  •     Environmental factors, toxins, metals, pathogens
  •     Viruses
  •     Dietary factors
  •     Smoking
  •     Lack of Vitamin D/nutrient deficiencies

Multiple Sclerosis can gradually impact the whole body from head to toe. Most nerve fibers inside and outside the brain are wrapped with many layers of tissue composed of myelin. Much like the insulation around an electrical wire, the myelin allows electrical impulses to be conducted along the nerve fiber with speed and accuracy. The myelin can be destroyed by stroke, inflammation, immune disorders, and nutritional deficiencies. When the myelin is damaged, nerves become unable to conduct electrical impulses normally and some parts of the body do not receive messages from the brain and spinal cord. The disconnection between the brain, muscles, tissues, and organs made by the damaged nerves causes multiple sclerosis symptoms. Symptoms could become a daily challenge and vary greatly from person to person. Some people may experience only a few troublesome symptoms while others experience several, that can range from mild to severe or can vary anywhere from being short to long in the length of time. Contact the leading chiropractor and nutritionist Queens today!
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

  •     Involuntary eye movement
  •     Double vision
  •     Vision loss
  •     Abnormal eye alignment
  •     Fatigue
  •     Cognitive impairment
  •     Mood swings
  •     Depression
  •     Muscle spasms
  •     Lack of muscle coordination
  •     Numbness
  •     Prickling/shooting/stabbing pain
  •     Bladder and bowel dysfunction

How can Chiropractic Care help you or someone you care about ease, improve and handle causes, pain and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
An important question that should be asked to anyone who is suffering with Multiple Sclerosis is if they've ever suffered any injury or trauma. For example whiplash or a concussion can potentially have caused trauma to the neck and spine. The reason for this question is because any misalignment to the spine can compromise proper functioning of the central nervous system and cause stress to the body.
A concussion is a form of a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the body that shakes the brain inside the skull. The brain is protected by fluid that normally prevents it from hitting the side of the skull. The signs and symptoms of a concussion are not always obvious and a person does not have to pass out or lose consciousness. A concussion can present itself in different ways such as frequent piercing headaches, brain fog, dizziness, sensitivity to light, mood swings, low energy and problems with balance that can potentially cause the onset of Multiple Sclerosis or may cause the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis to worsen.
Chiropractic Care can help two components of the central nervous system that are the brain and spinal cord. Certain studies have shown that individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and misalignments who seek Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care have had great improvement with their speech, vision and pain relief and even reversal of symptoms when adjustments are made to correct misalignments and remove fluid blockage. The nerve pathways become less stressed when the spine is properly aligned.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Evaluation, is more than likely in order. Dr. Gucciardo can help with identifying and treating injuries and other problems related to the central nervous system including Multiple Sclerosis. Why suffer from debilitating symptoms and pain? Chiropractic Care is a safe, natural, and effective approach without any harmful side effects of drugs or surgery that can help you ease and improve symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call today and schedule an appointment.


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