Friday, June 25, 2010

Chiropractic management of musculoskeletal pain in the multiple sclerosis patient

The abstract below talks about some of the pain syndromes that patients with MS suffer from. Chiropractic care treats chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains that are related to the spine and other areas. Chiropractic and Massage work together to help get the joints of the spine functioning better while Massage Therapy can help relax tight muscles in the body to promote healing. If you know of someone suffering with MS then send them the article to read over.

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Paul Doughertya, b, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author and Dana Lawrencec


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common disabling disease. Five to 10% of MS patients will enter a long-term care facility. The majority of MS patients suffer from some type of pain syndrome. Pain syndromes in MS can be divided into three categories: acute; subacute or paroxysmal and chronic. Chronic pain syndromes have been anecdotally reported to respond to mechanical treatments. Chiropractic care has shown efficacy in the treatment of chronic spinal pain. Chiropractic care may represent a viable treatment option for the MS patient suffering from chronic pain syndromes. Chiropractic care has been successfully integrated into a chronic care facility which is affiliated with a private university medical school. Chiropractic has been utilized in this setting for pain management of MS patients suffering from chronic pain syndromes. Preliminary findings from this clinic suggest that chiropractic may represent one treatment alternative for chronic pain in MS patients in a long-term care facility. Further studies will be needed to definitively determine the efficacy of chiropractic for the management of chronic pain in the MS patient.

aNew York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, USA
bUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
cPalmer Center for Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, USA
Received 22 February 2005;
accepted 9 March 2005.
Available online 21 April 2005.

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