MS Patients Receive Help with Pain
MS, also known as Multiple Sclerosis, is a disease that can affect the spinal cord, brain, and nerves in the eyes. The effects can differ from patient to patient, though many find that they suffer from fatigue as well as pain. There is no known cause, and it affects more than 2 million people around the globe.
There is no cure for MS, nor is it directly inherited or contagious. It is not fatal, and the life expectancy is increasing over time. This is good news for anyone who has been diagnosed with MS.
Drugs and treatments exist to manage symptoms, though it’s also possible to take advantage of chiropractic care. Studies have shown that visiting a chiropractor has been able to help MS patients with their pain. Patients who have reoccurring pain often have a debilitating effect on the functionality that patients have.
A study that took place in 2005 was published in the British journal, Clinical Chiropractic. It studied 19 patients over a 12 month period who all received chiropractic care. All 19 had some form of general improvement with no serious side effects seen.
While there is a long list of symptoms that people experience, many people will have a tendency to develop chronic pain syndromes. This results in a significant amount of disability, and the complications result in people taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a variety of other narcotics as a way of managing the pain.
Chiropractic care has been used for years as a way to manage pain to avoid having to take as many drugs, which can reduce side effects considerably.
Every patient is handled differently when it comes to the management of pain. Individual treatment plans are created by the chiropractor after x-rays are taken and a whole setup is conducted. It is likely that patients will experience fluctuations within their pain levels, which is why communication between the patient and the chiropractor is so important. Chiropractors will be able to make adjustments to the treatment plan based upon whether a person is experiencing more or less pain during their most recent visit.
Many MS patients will visit a chiropractor in an ongoing way throughout the rest of their life as a way of managing pain because there is no cure for MS. However, there are options available in order to manage the pain, and chiropractic care has been shown to help a wide range of patients.