Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts

Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Immune System, Nerve Damage, Nervous SystemGenerally, people with multiple sclerosis begin having symptoms between the ages of 20 to 40. Symptoms may come and go, or some may linger. Multiple sclerosis is caused by demyelination (wearing away of the coating of the nerves) and gliosis (scarring of the brain tissue). What are the symptoms?

  • Extreme tiredness
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Emotional changes and depression
  • Pain
  • Sexual problems
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Cognitive changes
  • Vision problems
  • Weakness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems walking
  • Muscle spasms

These symptoms will plague people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in groups of one or more. This disease affects the nervous system and, unfortunately, permanent damage is a result. However, there is good news.

If you have multiple sclerosis, it is not the end of the line for you. You can regain control of your life and your body. It won’t be easy, but it can be done. A first step in being able to do this is to contact an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Kerry Johnson of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Dr. Johnson has been trained to specifically examine the top two vertebrae in the neck for misalignments. Even if you have a misalignment of only ΒΌ of a millimeter, it can cause you significant problems. A misalignment in this location of the upper cervical spine can hinder the communication between the body and the brain. Changes in blood and spinal fluid can occur. Nerve flow can be affected. This can influence the degree to which demyelination and gliosis happen. Dr. Johnson can correct this misalignment and get your body back to functioning properly, thus reducing the impact multiple sclerosis can have on your life. Why not contact his office today and set up an assessment? With the right treatment, you may even be able to get back in control of your body permanently.

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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

2017-09-19T00:16:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Multiple sclerosis|Comments Off on Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts