If you or someone you know suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) read this: “We believe that the Upper Cervical correction on C1-C2 could be the main non-invasive treatment of the CCSVI mechanical type in patients with MS.” 1 Wow! This quotation comes directly from medical researchers in a May 2015 article published in Italy.
This post is the third in a recent series of articles on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related neurodegenerative conditions that include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. More and more, the research is revealing that the cause of symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis with what is called a Chronic Cerebrospinal-Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), 3,4,5, and this ties in directly with the need and how Upper Cervical Care may be able to help.
As I have written about previously (***), Dr. Scott Rosa, an Atlas Specific chiropractor, is doing amazing research in the USA that demonstrates clearly how Upper Cervical care improves the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and how that change alone helps people with MS. 2 However, the Italian study is the first clinically-controlled study of its kind on how Upper Cervical Care directly helps people suffering the symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
I will summarise the research in this article, but for direct access follow the link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26228993/ The Italian researchers looked at 77 patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis under Upper Cervical Specific care over a 4-month period (so think what could be possible over a longer period of time?!). After only 6 weeks, the researchers found that 100% (!) of patients noticed significant in at least one of the following areas:
- 100% noticed an improvement with mental acuity (ie, ability to focus clearly);
- 85% noticed an improvement with motor skills/movement;
- 85% noticed an improvement with digestive function and toilet patterns;
- 67% noticed an improvement with hearing or balance;
- 48% noticed an improvement with their sight; and
- 37% noticed an improvement with cognition (ie, ability to remember things).5
And when a patient noticed a change, this is how much improvement the average person described:
- 78% improvement with mental acuity;
- 60% improvement with cognition;
- 50% improvement with hearing or balance;
- 43% improvement with digestive function and toilet patterns;
- 38% improvement with sight; and
- 34% improvement with motor skills/movement.5
These are phenomenal findings!! Alas, I have not seen one published blog, newspaper article, or television spot done on this story in Australia! Multiple Sclerosis Australia states that there are 23,000 people in Australia who suffer from MS, but on their website, they have no mention whatsoever how Upper Cervical Care may be able to help these people.6 Admittedly, a study of only 77 people is small.
However for a pilot study to demonstrate a positive change in 100% of subjects, and for the medical researchers to make such a powerful statement—“We believe that the Upper Cervical correction on C1-C2 could be the main non-invasive treatment of the CCSVI mechanical type in patients with MS”—that demands further investigation and that this information is made for the people and their families who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis now.
Upper Cervical care is a specific, specialized form of chiropractic that examines the relationship between the upper vertebrae in the neck—the atlas and the axis—and how they affect the health of the brain stem, the immune system, and the neurovascular system.
It is a gentle, precise, and effective procedure that can help people of all ages to restore normal health. If you or a loved one suffer from Multiple Sclerosis and would like to schedule a free consultation, please fill out the form below or give us a ring at the office: 07 3188 9329.
We will be delighted to help you.
1. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, et al. Preliminary results after upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis. Ann Ital Chir. 2015 May-Jun;86(3):192-200.
3. Louveau A, Smirnov I, et al. Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels. Nature. 2015 Jul 16;523(7560):337-41. doi: 10.1038/nature14432. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
4. Flanagan M. The downside of upright posture: the anatomical causes of Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Minneapolis, MN. Two Harbors Press. 2010. 5. Drury R. Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society AGM. New Orleans (LA), Oct 2014.