Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system disrupting communication between the brain and other parts of the body.  There are several severities and types of MS that also differ from person to person.  Some may be affected very little while others can be completely disabled.  Researchers believe that multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve axons gets destroyed.  Destroyed myelin sheath means that the nerves cannot send messages to each other efficiently.  Those with MS can experience complete or partial paralysis, paresthesias (transitory abnormal sensory feelings), prickling, “pins and needles” sensation and pain.  Speech impediments, tremors, and dizziness are other frequent complaints.  MS may be linked to unknown environmental hazards, a virus or other non determined causes.

 

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Thinking Problems
  • Lack of coordination
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness in arm or leg
  • Muscle Stiffness and spasms
  • Unable to control bladder, or bowel
  • Forgetfulness

 

Risk Factors of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Female
  • Family history
  • Already with an autoimmune disease
  • Smoking

 

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.