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MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults.
It affects the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle control, vision and balance. It may also affect your memory, as well as your moods and emotions. For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone, it makes life unpredictable.
MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease, which means that an individual’s body’s immune system, which usually just attacks harmful things like bacteria and viruses, attacks their own healthy body tissue causing inflammation.
The condition is the result of damage to myelin- a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. When myelin is damaged, this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body


Chiropractic


Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).
Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
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At the last count, around 90,000 people in the UK have MS.
You are most likely to develop it between the ages of 20 and 40.
It affects about twice as many women as men.
 
 

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