Whilst chiropractic cannot halt or reverse MS, it can offer symptomatic relief of pain which comes from wheelchair use, trauma from falls and altered posture. Treatments can take place either on the bench or wheelchair users restricted in mobility can be adjusted in their chair if preferred. Chiropractic focuses on musculoskeletal care and spinal health and is a hands-on, evidence based form of spinal and joint manipulation. In a study of chiropractic care conducted amongst members of UK MS therapy centres, 42% of those surveyed utilised chiropractic care with the majority stating that they did so to manage their MS symptoms. “It likely that most utilise chiropractic care to manage pain, as this is one of the commonest symptoms”. (Carson et al, 2009. Chiropractic care amongst people with multiple sclerosis: A survey of MS therapy centres in the UK) Utilising the gentle McTimoney technique, alongside soft tissue therapy, Natalie and Andy are delighted to be able to offer chiropractic care at the Centre. Practitioner: Natalie Day and Andy AttwoodWhen: Thursdays 10am to 1pmLength: 45 minutes
Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Multiple sclerosis (MS) experts in the United Kingdom have proposed consensus guidelines for the management and treatment of pregnant women with the disease, and couples affected by MS who are planning a pregnancy.
The new guidelines are expected to reduce uncertainty about treatments that are considered to be safe and appropriate for this particular MS population.
The guidelines were published in the journal Practical Neurology, in an article titled “UK consensus on pregnancy in multiple sclerosis: ‘Association of British Neurologists’ guidelines.” Read on.
Sadly we lost Ed, a member and much valued and loved volunteer on Tuesday at 4am, he will be greatly missed by us all. He did did a lot of work behind the scenes to make the centre a better place. There is a card at the centre for his wife Pauline if you wish to sign it. RIP Ed.