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Multiple Sculrosis (MS) Treatment
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it’s natural to feel frustrated, scared or even overwhelmed by this diagnosis and different treatment options. MS is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that eventually causes nerves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. MS symptoms depend on which nerves are affected and the extent of nerve damage. For example, some individuals may lose their ability to walk while other individuals may experience extended remission periods without any new symptoms. While there is no cure for MS, medical treatments and supplemental care can help recovery from attacks and enhance symptom management. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, Dr. Michlin, the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas, provides holistic support for patients medically diagnosed with MS by following a whole body approach to symptom management.
Dr. Michlin has experience providing care for patients who have been medically diagnosed. Dr. Michlin works with patients to create customized, holistic care programs that enhance overall quality of life. This starts by identifying and treating spinal subluxations that may be impacting the brain’s ability to effectively send and receive messages through the central nervous system. Nerve impingements can increase the risk for pain, illness and general poor health.
Atlas orthogonal adjustments are a specialized chiropractic adjustment that focuses specifically on the atlas vertebra, the top vertebra in the cervical spine. The atlas vertebra is like the top chain in a long link. A misalignment in the atlas vertebra will impact the entire chain. Adjusting the atlas can bring the entire head, neck, spine, and hips back into alignment. Additionally, since the atlas vertebra is right below the brain stem, bringing the atlas into proper alignment improves communication between the brain and the body. By removing neurological impediment at the brain stem, Dr. Michlin can take the pressure off the nervous system, which can positively impact the entire body.
In many cases, impingement at the brain stem can block cerebral spinal fluid flow. A 2011 study found that atlas orthogonal adjustments may help to improve cerebral spinal fluid flow in patients medically diagnosed with MS.
Dr. Michlin works closely with each patient to create a customized care program that addresses his or her overall health needs. Many of our MS patients are also receiving medical care from a doctor or are on different medications. Dr. Michlin does not provide medical advice regarding medication nor does he recommend patients discontinue their medication use without first consulting with their doctor. Our approach is designed to enhance overall health through atlas orthogonal adjustments and wellness and nutrition counseling. We invite you to read more about the benefits of this approach in our “MS Success Stories.”
For more information on how our Board Certified Atlas Orthogontist Dr. Michlin works with patients who are diagnosed with MS, call 817.810.9111.