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Multiple Sclerosis

Request an appointmentThe MS Society of Canada describes Multiple Sclerosis as, “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The disease attacks the myelin which is a protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system.”

Symptoms experienced by those with MS may include:

  • Balance disorders and dizziness
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Dry mouth
  • Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Fatigue
  • Abnormal gait (difficulty walking)
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Abnormal emotional expression
  • Optic neuritis
  • Pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Spasms
  • Tremor
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Weakness
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Incontinence

Many reports demonstrate a positive effect from chiropractic care of MS.

Reducing the Impact of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of MS are completely dependent on the location and number of nerves affected. There is no cure for MS, so doctors focus on treatments to slow the disease progress, reduce the number of relapses, or manage the symptoms.

There have been a number of published case reports and research papers demonstrating positive effects from chiropractic care of MS, especially with upper cervical chiropractic. Our office combines these traditional chiropractic approaches with state-of-the-art computerized neurologic diagnostic and treatment methods.

Find out how chiropractic may help to manage MS and improve your quality of life. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Hoffman Chiropractic & Wellness | Red Deer | (403) 346-2297