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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.

 

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

Startling Impact of Whiplash if Not Treated

Startling Impact of Whiplash if Not Treated

Being diagnosed with whiplash after an injury is not something anyone wants to hear. It takes a toll on your physical body, as well as doing psychological damage. People tend to view whiplash as something similar to a cold. They treat it and hope it goes away quickly. But few realize that whiplash can haveContinue Reading

Whiplash and Dizziness

How Does Whiplash Effect the Ears? Two million people are exposed to whiplash injury (related to an auto accident) in the U.S. every year. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth or side-to-side beyond its normal limits, ligaments supporting the neck vertebrae can be sprained (over-stretched) or torn, forcing vertebrae out of theirContinue Reading

Whiplash Injuries Linked to Migraines, Autism and More

Whiplash Injuries Linked to Migraines, Autism and More

Whiplash Injuries A group of distinguished experts met in New York City on April 6, 2013 to discuss the impact of a newly identified medical syndrome known as Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS). The conference is expected to become an annual event to address the pandemic needs of the millions of patients (including 1.2 million whiplash injuriesContinue Reading

Drug Free Vertigo Treatment in Glendale, California

Drug Free Vertigo Treatment in Glendale, California

Is Your Vertigo All in Your Neck? Medical doctors will use over 50 different medications in an attempt to control dizziness or vertigo. But many people are unaware of a common cause of dizziness or vertigo that can be addressed naturally without drugs. Dr. Michael Burcon in Michigan has done excellent work in researching theContinue Reading

Natural Relief for Migraine Headaches and High Blood Pressure in Glendale, California

Natural Relief for Migraine Headaches and High Blood Pressure in Glendale, California

How Are Migraines Related to High Blood Pressure? A recent article in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research documented the positive effects of specific, upper cervical chiropractic adjustments on a 25- year-old female with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension and migraines. A 25-year-old female with medically diagnosed hypertension presented to an upperContinue Reading

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