Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on the Nervous System
So, you've seen people wearing the t-shirts, running in the middle of the street, as crowds cheer them on. Or maybe you've heard it mentioned on television or somewhere on the Web. You know Multiple Sclerosis effects a person's body, but you're not sure how it effects them. Well, MS effects different people in different ways.
Defining Multiple Sclerosis
Before we tell you how MS can effect a person, it is important to understand what it is. It's an autoimmune disorder that effects the central nervous system. It occurs when the Myelin Sheath, which is an insulation in the brain's and spinal cord's nerves, is damaged (Demyelination). This leads to a disruption in communication between the brain and the body, which can result in either mental, physical, or sometimes psychiatric problems.
How Multiple Sclerosis manifests itself in a person's body depends on the locations of the lesions within the nervous system. Less than half (45%) of all people with Multiple Sclerosis experience motor or sensory problems. Below are some of the other symptoms a person with MS might experience.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
A person with MS will most likely experience a progression in symptoms over a period of days or months followed by improvements or a gradual worsening over time without recovery. Those who experience periods of improvements are likely to relapse due to certain triggers that often occur more in the spring and summer.
Multiple Sclerosis Triggers
Reducing the Effects of Multiple Sclerosis in Boise Idaho
So, how do you reverse the effects of Multiple Sclerosis? Well, since something as common as a cold or flu can trigger your MS symptoms, you can start by staying in good health. You will also want to focus on staying out of circumstances that might cause those above conditions to trigger your MS. The best way to reduce the effects of MS is to repair the damage done to the Myelin Sheath by reversing the effects of Demyelination.
A research study, which showed drastic improvement for MS sufferers under upper cervical care, also showed a link between Multiple Sclerosis and the upper cervical spine. Upper cervical chiropractic can reverse the process of Demyelination by correcting misalignments in the upper neck vertebrae, and restoring communication between the brain and the body via the brainstem, which may be the underlying cause of MS.
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