Multiple Sclerosis Research
Did you know multiple head or neck traumas can lead to Multiple Sclerosis? If you didn't, now you know something new. Let's go on and explain how this occurs.
According to research conducted by Dr. Erin Elster, there is a correlation between head traumas, injuries to the upper neck, and various neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis that can occur. She stated that, "While the link between head trauma and the later development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) remains controversial, many PD and MS researchers have confirmed the connection."
Further in her research, she goes on to state that, "In a discussion regarding the possible role of trauma in the development of Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Charles Poser notes that “in some patients with MS, certain kinds of trauma (to the brain and/or spinal cord, including whiplash injuries) may act as a trigger at some time for the appearance of new or recurrent symptoms.”
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Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI
Along with Dr. Elster's research, there has been other research done that reveal that the flow of blood in patients who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis have been altered due to prior injuries to the upper neck. That research shows there is a connection between misalignments in the upper neck and a decreased flow in blood from the brain to the body.
According to one study that shows this decrease in the blood flow of patients with migraine headaches, a correction to the upper cervical spine restores that blood flow. And more and more research and studies are being done that show the same results.
In fact, an MS researcher in Italy, Dr. Paulo Zamboni discovered that 90% of all patients with Multiple Sclerosis suffer from some sort of malformation or blockage in the brains. That malformation or blockage keeps cerebral blood from being able to properly drain from the brain, thus leading to a backup that creates intracranial pressure.
Ignoring that intracranial pressure, or any signs of intracranial pressure can lead to devastating effects throughout the body, including Multiple Sclerosis. It's easy to ignore the pain and hope it goes away, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
For that reason, it is important that you allow an upper cervical chiropractor to examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of a change in your cerebral blood flow. They can examine your neck for any such misalignments, and make any needed adjustments that may be a potential source of health problems in the future.
What to Do Next
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