There are a number of holistic dentists (not general dentists) who believe they can relieve some symptoms related to neurologic diseases like MS. Their treatment deals with a number of different approaches. Here are a few citations that give a glimpse of their work.
Dr. Anthony Sims (DDS) has published a paper about how misalignment of the jaw can cause gait and balance problems. He has also published papers on treating other neurologic conditions. Among other things, a misaligned jaw can disrupt the function of the trigeminal nerve. The problem begins in the skull and then disrupts function throughout the rest of the body. http://www.bodymovementdisorders.com/us ... osture.pdf
Dr. Darick Nordstrom (DDS) uses a device called an advanced lightwire functional appliance (ALF) both as an alternative to using braces to straighten the teeth and impact cranial function. That, in turn, can ease neurologic problems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxnR3BurUdM
Dr. David Williams (DDS) in Canada writes that “The main motivation for this continuing this work came from the number of MS patients who were treated for bite discrepancies had rapid and complete resolution of their MS symptoms. Many patients noticed slight improvements but failed to have the dramatic recovery. It was very clear that there was more going on than just jaw clenching and bones moving.”http://essentialms.ca/professionals.php?page=cranial
Just as some of your patients might get immediate relief after a treatment, some of these doctors have also posted videos showing just that. So maybe it’s a fake, or maybe it’s true but only for some people. Is there any treatment that works, every time, for everyone? Especially with a condition like MS that has so many types of symptoms (vision problems and headaches, gait problems, etc.), this approach is relatively inexpensive, non-invasive and without the serious side effects of drugs.
I sincerely appreciate your on-going efforts to educate patients and protect us from harm by other doctors. But just as you are rightfully indignant about other medical professionals who dismiss your work, perhaps a review of a single article by a manufacturer is not a valid reason to dismiss the efforts of other doctors.
We patients are searching this site – and others – because the doctors we have seen have not restored our health. With the realization that they cannot help us, we are abandoned by them without so much as a hint of possible alternative treatment. And for some of us, that lack of hope -- because we now have no idea of any way to relieve our symptoms -- is a crushing blow.