Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not just an upsetting diagnosis but also one that can come along with a hefty prices tag. For the 400,000 Americans dealing with MS, that can mean financial woes mounted on top of the mental and physical strain of the disease.
Estimates place MS spending at $10 billion per year. Besides just medical care, there are other expenses to consider. Assistive equipment may be needed so the person can get around at home. There may be a paid home healthcare attendant providing assistance on a regular basis. MS may prove disabling to the point where one can no longer work and loses that income. Plus, a home may need to be made handicap accessible which may mean modifications to entryways, bathrooms, and more.
A Multiple Sclerosis Case Study Gives Hope
The more research that is performed involving MS, the more is revealed about the connection to past neck injuries. One study involving MS was performed by Dr. Erin Elster. She was able to identify an upper cervical misalignment due to head and neck trauma in 44 of her MS patients.
This led to specific upper cervical chiropractic care being provided to each participant in the study. As a result, 40 of the 44 patients saw improvement in their symptoms, and the other 4 noted that the progression of the MS had stopped.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic for MS Suffers
If you suffer from MS, an important consideration is whether you have ever experienced head or neck trauma. It doesn’t have to be a serious injury to lead to a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones are susceptible to misalignment due to the fact that they provide about half of your ability to move your head around.
If an upper cervical misalignment is an underlying factor in your health condition, you may be able to reduce your medical expenses significantly. Upper cervical chiropractic is designed to be gentle and precise. Because of this, the adjustments and the benefits that come from them are long lasting, which may lead to fewer medical bills.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are 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. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com