What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and deteriorates the protective coating covering nerves. This protective coating is known as myelin.
When the myelin becomes damaged, it starts to interfere with the communication signals being sent throughout the body via the central nervous system. As MS progresses and advances, it can lead to significant communication problems between the brain and other parts of the body creating loss of movement, loss of speech, loss of vision and more.
Multiple sclerosis can develop at any age, but is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40. Women are twice as likely to develop MS as men.
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we have been helping people with multiple sclerosis for over 20 years. Our approach to MS does not involve prescribing drugs or medications. Rather, we approach multiple sclerosis by using our safe, proven and effective chiropractic care along with specific nutrition and exercise guidance. Please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or scheduling an appointment here on our website. We may be able to help you with MS.
What This Woman Who Has MS Says About Our Care
“I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the early 1990s and my mobility gradually decreased for several years. Physical therapy routines and medications helped to suspend my physical decline at a point where I have limited mobility (use wheelchair, walker, hand-holds, etc.). After finding physical therapy alone was not enough to maintain my mobility, I decided to try chiropractic therapy. My neurologist is supportive of chiropractic treatment to manage the effects of MS, and I believe regular chiropractic treatments are allowing me to maintain my limited mobility by keeping the parts of my body I over-use or under-use in a flexible state rather than allowing them to atrophy. I have been treated regularly by Dr. Baker for about 15 years now, and this has helped me maintain my mobility at a stable level. These regular treatments also help to avoid and provide relief from occasional bouts of sciatic nerve pain (probably indirectly associated with the MS). I believe it likely I would be confined to a wheelchair without these regular chiropractic treatments. I have also observed a decrease in mobility with time when I am unable to receive my regular chiropractic treatments. I believe chiropractic treatments are making a significant difference in my quality of life with MS.”
– Cindy Dowery
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis symptoms will vary greatly. It all depends what nerves are being impacted at what location in the body’s central nervous system.
Common symptoms of MS may include:
2. Partial or complete loss of vision.
3. Blurry vision.
5. Slurred Speech.
8. Instability or lack of coordination
Our Approach To Treating Multiple Sclerosis
Our chiropractic care focuses on the health of the body’s central nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic are specifically educated and trained to identify and treat problems with the nerves of the human body. When your central nervous system is healthy, all systems of the body are working properly.
In addition to optimizing the health of the central nervous system, we provide patients with essential guidance on nutrition and exercise. All of which is critical in addressing MS.
The best feature about chiropractic care is that it does not use over-the-counter medications or expensive prescription drugs. It is safe and effective.
Protocol for Multiple Sclerosis
We address MS by using chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxations and optimize the body’s central nervous system. In addition, we provide patients with a specific protocol to follow which includes exercise and specific nutrition guidance.
The following is an example of the Protocol for multiple sclerosis:
(1). Chiropractic adjustments and care as recommended by Baker Chiropractic physician.
(2). Exercises as directed by Baker Chiropractic physician.
(3). Optimal 1 Digestion: Take 2 with each meal and 1 between meals.
(4). Optimal 2 Vitamin / Mineral /Antioxidant: Take 3 in the morning and 3 at night.
(5). Opti-Force: Take 1 in the morning and 1 at night.
(6). Optimal Acute: Take 2 between meals.
(7). Optimal Whole B: Take 1 Tbsp. per day.
Schedule an Appointment for Multiple Sclerosis
If you suffer from MS, Please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment here on our website.