Research sheds light on Chiropractic and Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)

The advent of upright MRI has allowed the medical community to better understand the origins of
multiple sclerosis (MS). After imaging the spine in a weight-bearing position, researchers learned that many symptoms of MS can be caused by misalignments of vertebrae of the neck from injuries more than eight years prior!

These misalignments of the spine (subluxations) caused obstruction of "cerebrospinal fluid" which flows throughout the brain and spinal cord. These obstructions increased pressure in the skull and caused "leakages" into the surrounding brain tissue. The protein contained in the leakage caused an autoimmune reaction in the brain and resulted in the symptom-generating lesions found in multiple sclerosis!

Specific chiropractic adjustments to these subluxations can improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid! In fact,
one of the patients in this study saw immediate improvements in symptoms, such as vertigo and vomiting, immediately after an adjustment! The time between injury and onset of MS (8 years) shows why it is crucial to get checked by a chiropractor following ANY injury, even without symptoms!

Damadian RV, Chu D. The Possible Role of Craniocervical Trauma and Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis and the Craniocervical Syndrome. The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI. September 2011:74-91. doi:10.1159/000365473.

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