Rigidity, muscle tremors, poor balance and other symptoms of brain disorder are part of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Medical treatments include drugs, brain surgery, and brain stimulation may temporarily control symptoms but neither stop nor reverse the progressive degeneration.
More Parkinson’s sufferers are turning to chiropractic. In one case history, a 53 year old man with Parkinson’s Disease had rigidity in his left leg, body tremors, slurring of speech and memory loss. The patient recalled trauma before the onset of the disorder. After 3 months of chiropractic care an improvement of 43% was noted. He continued care with greater improvements in strength, energy, and muscle and joint flexibility. One study revealed that PD patients “improve dramatically after one or two chiropractic adjustments.
After 10 PD patients age 47-76 were given 3 months chiropractic care, eight had dramatic improvements which included increase in energy level and/or sleep and decrease in spinal pain and/or rigidity.
Multiple Sclerosis, a once rare condition, has become the “polio” of the 21st century. It is the foremost disabling disease in the United States and is increasing worldwide. MS sufferers often report trauma to the head, neck, and upper back prior to the development of symptoms. Trauma can affect the blood-brain barrier which is known to be involved in the genesis of Multiple Sclerosis. Chiropractors have often reported excellent results with MS patients. Below is a small sampling of studies. A 47 year old female first experienced MS symptoms at age 44. She developed cognitive problems and loss of bladder control, leg weakness and paresthias in her arms and legs. After four months of care all MS symptoms were absent. A follow-up MRI showed no new lesions as well as a reduction in intensity of the original lesions. At two years follow up all MS symptoms remained absent.
Five MS patients (ages 35-55) had all experienced head or neck trauma prior to the onset of their symptoms. Not surprisingly, subluxations in the upper cervical spine were found in all five. Four patients reported complete, and one reported near complete, remission of MS under care. Cases include a 46 year old woman who had memory and cognitive problems, frequent urination, loss of bladder control, and painful tingling in her arms and legs. After 2 months of care her bladder control returned and sensitivity and strength in her extremities returned to normal. By 4 months all MS symptoms disappeared.
Every MS sufferer should visit a doctor of chiropractic to ensure their body is free from subluxations. It may make the difference between sickness and health and even between life and death.