Spinal Alignment in Multiple Sclerosis http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=646
At The Essential Health Clinic we are fortunate in having a multidisciplinary team who have been involved in managing patients with Multiple Sclerosis. This has involved the use of nutrition, supplementation, immune modulators such as LDN and more recently investigation and treatment for venous hypertension associated with CCSVI. We have also become aware of the importance of spinal alignment in some patients with MS through the work of Mr Tom Craig, a registered physiotherapist who works independently from our clinic.
Mr Craig explains “Physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors have been aware of the subtle therapeutic effects of gentle neck and spinal manipulation. These improvements are often only temporary as the body has a tendency to revert to the compromised position after manipulation so requiring ongoing treatment. Experienced holistic dental practitioners also have been aware that cranio-mandibular influences and compromised jaw occlusion can influence balance, hearing, vision and gait. In many cases, the fitting of a temporary bite repositioning appliance results in a symptomatic improvement. Dental, orthopaedic or orthodontic treatment may provide a more lasting solution to alignment problems than manipulation of the spine.
It is critical for the body to be structurally aligned in order to attain and maintain health. Structural alignment means the head, neck, lower jaw and dental occlusion should align with the vertebrae, pelvis and extremities. If alignment or tone of the body structures ( skeletal, muscular, vascular and connective tissue) is not optimal or symmetric, other structures will compensate for this imbalance and eventually fall out of alignment as well.
Compromised movement patterns and poor posture will also result in structural misalignment.
Structural imbalance can be caused if the head improperly rests on the first cervical vertebra, triggering an incorrect twisting and rotation of the segments of the spine. This imbalance can start a process of vascular and lymphatic compromise which may ultimately lead to structural degeneration at the tissue and cellular level.
Tom Craig is a very experienced multi disciplinary physiotherapist who can assess structural misalignment issues and possible intrinsic links to CCSVI. The assessment usually lasts approximately 90 minutes. Further referral can be organised e.g. holistic dental practitioner. A full assessment for spinal alignment costs £175 and can be booked by contacting the clinic on 0800 027 4969.
The Essential Health Clinic Team