Everyone wants their child to grow up to live a happy and normal life, and everyone grows up hoping they will live a happy and normal life. Most people do, but some receive reports from doctors that change their lives.

One of the most devastatingly life changing reports a person can receive from a doctor is that they have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). If you received such a report, we understand your and your loved one’s life just changed. Maybe you or a loved one are still going through testing. Well, we hope the following information gives you some answers.


What is Multiple Sclerosis?

The Myelin Sheath, which is a protective covering that surround nerve cells has been damaged, and this causes nerve signals in your body to slow down or stop. This means your brain cannot communicate correctly with your body.


What are some of the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

Symptoms vary depending on the location and the severity of the disease, and they can effect various parts of the body. A person may experience mild to severe attacks that last anywhere from days to weeks to months to permanently.

Common MS Symptoms

  • Loss of balance
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Numbness
  • Problems with coordination
  • Tremors in arms or legs
  • Weakness in arms or legs
  • Problems walking
  • Urine Leakage
  • Constipation
  • Double vision
  • Vision loss
  • Tingling in the arms and legs
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss

For a more complete list of symptoms, read this article.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Perhaps, right now, you don’t know anyone with Multiple Sclerosis and you haven’t received that diagnosis from a doctor. We hope you never have and never will. But maybe you’re reading the above list thinking you experience more than one of the above symptoms.

Just because you experience one or more of the above symptoms doesn’t mean you have Multiple Sclerosis. Doctors will run a battery of tests to rule out other possibilities before they make a diagnosis.

Next week, we’ll explore tests someone who might have Multiple Sclerosis goes through, how you can cope with the diagnosis of MS or help your loved one cope with this diagnosis, and what you can do about it.

Nervous system dysfunction can lead to a variety of different symptoms. Misalignments in the upper neck affect the function of the brain stem, brain and spinal cord. If you have a history of head or neck injuries is important that you have your upper neck thoroughly evaluated for misalignments by an upper cervical specialist.

Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at www.restorationspinalcare.com.


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