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Can Whiplash Bring About Multiple Sclerosis?

Can Whiplash Bring About Multiple Sclerosis?

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentMultiple sclerosis (MS) is under constant research. One recent area of debate is whether head and neck injuries can actually lead to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In one case from 1996, a former policeman was awarded over $800,000 in damages after sustaining a whiplash injury due to a car accident while on duty. He was 49 years old and began to show signs of MS within a week of being in the accident. A number of neurologists testified that this was not the first case of whiplash that progressed to multiple sclerosis after one was injured.

One Expert Weighs in on the MS Controversy

A professional from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Charles Poser, stated that one might develop MS after a car accident if that person is already predisposed to getting it. He said that the person might have lived a normal life without the diagnosis of MS if not for having been injured. He had witnessed a large number of patients who were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after sustaining a whiplash injury. This is no coincidence. The jury agreed with him and the other expert witnesses, awarding the victory to the injured officer.

Finding Relief for Multiple Sclerosis

It is impossible to determine if one will actually get multiple sclerosis after having whiplash. It may be more likely to happen if someone has a history of head and neck injuries. The bones of the upper neck – the C1 and C2 vertebrae in particular – are designed to protect the brainstem. When one has had trauma to this area, the bones can misalign, and rather than protect the brainstem, they can place pressure on it. This causes a problem with communication between the brain and body leading to such issues as multiple sclerosis.

At Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we use a safe and effective method that helps the bones to realign naturally. It may take only a visit or two to see the start of improvement in MS symptoms.

 

A Possible Reason for Neck Pain and Where to Look for Help

A Possible Reason for Neck Pain and Where to Look for Help

Neck pain can be due to various factors, including arthritis, strained muscles, or the wrong pillow. It seems as if almost everyone has had some form of neck pain at one time or another. There are those, however, who suffer on a chronic basis, causing them interference with their daily routines. They may even haveContinue Reading

What to Know About Neck Surgery in Glendale, CA

What to Know About Neck Surgery in Glendale, CA

Deciding whether or not to have neck surgery can be a challenge. We want people to be well informed of the risks and alternatives before they take such a life-altering step. It is important to remember that the neck is one of the body’s most fragile parts and is very rich in nerves. This makesContinue Reading

How Whiplash Affects the Spine in Glendale, CA

How Whiplash Affects the Spine in Glendale, CA

The founding director of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Dr. Arthur Croft, has been conducting whiplash research for the past 25 years. He has received a number of awards, titles, and accolades, and written many books that help us to learn about the effects of whiplash on the spine. Here are a fewContinue Reading

The Damage that Results from Neck Injuries

The Damage that Results from Neck Injuries

How Neck Injuries Happen It is relatively easy to suffer a neck injury. A person may not even notice it. He could have tripped over a cord, sustained an injury from playing sports, had a fall, or may have even had minor injuries that accumulated over time. However, these minor injuries can lead to majorContinue Reading

Caring for your Child after their Concussion

Caring for your Child after their Concussion

After the Concussion When your child experiences a concussion, and there is a chance they will experience one if they play sports, it will change the way their brain functions. The danger for the parent is that it is tempting for their child-athlete, and in many cases the coach if their properly educated, to thinkContinue Reading

The Importance of Neck Exams Following a Concussion

Post Concussion Syndrome, Much More Than Just a Lingering Headache   When most people think about a concussion they think of the damage that is done to the brain. MRIs, Cat Scans, x-rays and neurological exams are generally focused on the skull and brain. But persistent symptoms related to a concussion may have more toContinue Reading

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Neck Injuries

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Neck Injuries

Pervasive Developmental Disorder A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported on a three-year old boy diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) who underwent upper cervical chiropractic care over the course of 5 months. Following the introduction of upper cervical chiropractic care and lifestyle changes, this child experienced an improvementContinue Reading

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