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If you've been passively accepting that the causes of multiple sclerosis are unknown, and that nothing really can be done to help you, you may soon think again. Listen closely. You can spend hours reading about the gloom and doom of Multiple Sclerosis—focusing all your attention (as I suspect most physicians do) on its diagnosis…or… you can pay attention to the following information that apparently very few doctors are considering:
Conventional medical diagnostic tests that work for detecting and proving you have Multiple Sclerosis (Brain MRI, Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid) do not necessarily apply to some of your symptoms—overlooking other factors can rob you of the chance to feel better. There is a rare procedure that might dramatically boost your overall health and wellbeing... it has been proven to work with many chronic conditions.
Treatment should center around stimulating your body’s natural healing potential, rather than merely suppressing symptoms with the latest drug. There is a science to improving nerve function (which is crucial for MS patients).
There are also certain immutable laws which govern how your brain communicates with your body. Once these laws of life are followed, anyone can improve their health and wellbeing, with mathematical precision.
Dr. Donald Liebell, DC, BCAO
477 Viking Drive #170
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
MS has been the subject of exhaustive study since its discovery in 1868. There’s a ton of fascinating, but largely inconclusive data. You’ve heard it before that there is no cure for MS…but more and more research is being done every day. Sure, we need more research, but, what about right now? What can MS sufferers do today? If you’re like the typical victim, you began with symptoms which lead you to in-depth medical testing and ultimately… the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
It can be terrifying. As soon as you’re given this life-sentence, the emotions that surge through your body are staggering. You wonder,“what hope is there for me to have a normal life?” Isn’t a shame that a country as rich and wonderful as the United States hasn’t really gained much ground in 150 years.
The term, Multiple Sclerosis refers to multiple scars (plaques) or lesions. Scientists have focused on the white matter of the brain and the spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis destroys the myelin sheath, which is the tissue that helps nerve cells carry their signals. It one of over 100 types of autoimmune disorders, which means it is the result of the immune system attacking the tissues of the nervous system, in the case of MS.
There ARE triggers of MS known to medical science!
MS is a disease of the nervous system... a malfunctioning of the nervous system where the nerve cells can’t conduct their messages properly between the brain and body. It’s important to understand that with modern diagnostic imaging, scientists now say that a lot of the damage actually occurs outside the brain... and nearly any neurological symptom can be present with Multiple Sclerosis.
So what does this mean to you?
It means that ANY disturbance to your nervous system can produce symptoms present with MS. And this means that... Every Symptom Associated with Multiple Sclerosis... Is NOT Necessarily CAUSED by Multiple Sclerosis.
They're blaming everything that ails you on Multiple Sclerosis (even the “textbook symptoms”)—simply assuming your nerve-related symptoms are ALL caused by your MS… Is Dead Wrong! This was certainly the case with Montel Williams. The medical journal, Alternative & Complementary Therapies published my article in 2019, where I discuss this matter.
Let’s look at this logically: Let’s consider two hypothetical patients:
Patient “A” is someone who DOESN’T have Multiple Sclerosis. She suffers balance troubles, numbness in the hands, upper back and neck pain, and fatigue.
Patient “B” has Multiple Sclerosis. She also suffers balance troubles, numbness in the hands, upper back and neck pain, and fatigue.
Hmm… this common scenario forces us to think, what’s the difference between the two patients… how does patient “A” have the same MS symptoms? This should be very significant to you, if you have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis!
There are many KNOWN causes of breakdown to the nervous system, that can cause these and many other symptoms… Treatable causes… causes that are NOT lesions of Multiple Sclerosis. As you sit here reading this article, you now understand that instead of accepting MS as your identity or your fate, you should take massive action right now -- to find out every and any possible known disturbance to your nervous system.
The great news is that scientists have indeed isolated various causes of nervous system malfunction. But there are some key aspects that are sadly only being considered by a small number of open-minded doctors and the media.
Dr. Liebell's medical journal article:
There is evidence that a tiny hidden neck problem from a trauma could be a factor in MS. It could come from a neck, head or upper back injury, possibly 10 years or more prior to onset of symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Some MS sufferers indeed remember having head injuries, car accidents, falls. Some don’t. But one particular kind of neck problem has been sadly, not looked for in most patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Are the Causes of MS Really Unknown? Dr. Erika Schwartz is an internationally recognized physician, patient advocate, and expert in conventional and integrative medicine, with more than 31 years of experience. Dr. Schwartz referred her patient, popular CBS television talk show host, and MS sufferer, Montel Williams for a rare, specialized treatment with upper neck specialist, my colleague, Dr. Patrick Kerr of New York. In Montel’s 2004 autobiography, Climbing Higher, which became a New York Times bestseller, he detailed his struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Then, just a few years later, he was thrilled to tell the world about his stunning improvement on his show.
What was Montel Williams’ Secret?
Watch Montel Williams with my colleague, Dr. Kerr
Research Journal Publishes Amazing Case Study
In the May 2001, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR) published a dazzling case report by my colleague, Dr. Erin Elster of Colorado, whose practice, like mine, is focused on specialized diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the upper neck (upper cervical spine):
A 47-year-old woman had begun to have MS symptoms 3 years prior to the study. She recalled having a fall about 10 years prior to her MS symptoms coming on, which was diagnosed by a neurologist. At first, she had loss of bladder control and difficulty processing thoughts. Her symptoms worsened for 2 years, and she had leg weakness and “pins and needles” sensations in her arms and legs. Medication was recommended, however instead she began treatment of her upper neck (upper cervical spine). Sophisticated x-ray analysis revealed that the top part of her neck (upper cervical spine) was slightly misaligned with her skull. Specific corrections (upper cervical) were performed, and her progress was closely monitored with examinations and diagnostic tests. After 4 months of treatment, all symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis were GONE… and… follow-up MRI’s revealed reduction of the original MS lesions. Two years later on follow-up, no MS symptoms returned!
We doctors in the field of diagnosis and treatment of upper neck related disorders (upper cervical doctors) have suspected that this all-important area of the body might have something to do with some cases of Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Elster went on to help an additional 75 or so MS patients, and an article was published in “Women’s Magazine” entitled, New Drug-Free Method Helps Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
Elster, Erin L. Eighty-One Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (2004).
A causal link was established between trauma-induced upper cervical injury and disease onset for multiple sclerosis. Correcting the injury to the upper cervical spine was helpful in a stunning percentage of cases:
In Dr. Elster's study, she reported: "After administering treatment to correct their upper cervical injuries, 40 of 44 (91%) MS cases and 34 of 37 (92%) PD cases showed symptomatic improvement and no further disease progression during the care period."
Another 5-year study on 44 patients produced the same conclusion; that proper treatment of upper neck injuries could improve or even reverse progression of MS. Most of the patients in the study reported some sort of trauma, such as sports injuries, car accidents or falls—ranging from two months to 30 years ago. According to the research journal, a staggering 91 percent of the patients showed improvement. What’s even more shocking is that in the same study, 37 Parkinson’s disease patients experienced similarly amazing results. This was the first time any common link between these two dreaded diseases had been made. Obviously armed with this knowledge, all MS sufferers should pursue evaluation with a specialist in the field of upper neck treatment. Amazing, right?
You must be wondering, why hasn’t our government jumped on this discovery and allocated big-time funding to research this further? A solid question. The answer seems to lie in the fact that this is a physical treatment and there’s absolutely no role played by pharmaceutical companies. Hmm… with hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on Multiple Sclerosis research – none goes towards treatments such as this performed by drug-free treating physicians.
Even though medical researchers have considered that neck and head injuries might be a factor in both MS and Parkinson’s disease, the focus has been only on developing new medicines.
Clearly there’s got to be a corporate profit centered approach that IS well-funded. Consider Avonex, a drug that was highly promoted for treatment of MS symptoms. Its cost has been a whopping $1,200 per month—indefinitely!
Wouldn’t you love it if the same funding that went into the research and development of Avonex went into research that focused on finding and treating CAUSE factors of MS, like upper cervical care, dietary research and other treatments that didn’t have ties to corporate riches?
If you're like most MS sufferers, it makes your blood boil to discover that help IS available, but you're being kept in the dark basically because there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for pharmaceutical companies regarding natural, corrective and rehabilitative treatments. If you're like many MS victims, you may be living under the false assumption that every ache, pain, imbalance and neurological symptom you endure is caused by the brain lesions of multiple sclerosis.
It is possible that some of your troubles are caused by interference to nerve function resulting from an upper neck imbalance. Fortunately there is an entire specialty - doctors who've devoted their careers to the study of this all-important area of the body. There is even a great patient advocate non-profit organizations as well, formed by a upper neck treatment patient, Greg Buchanan, who understood that people must not have to wait for government funding in order to learn about this safe, time-tested and scientific treatment option. Their purpose is to provide public information to people desperately searching for answers to their medical conditions.
If you don't live in the Virginia Beach area, and you're interested in finding out if there's an upper cervical spine specialist similar to myself in your area, go to: www.upcspine.com.
What a joy it would be to be involved in a major research study for Multiple Sclerosis patients and treatment of the upper neck. But until the U.S. government comes knocking on our doors with a big research grant proposal, we doctors will continue doing what we do best: helping patients -- one at a time.
There's another major part of the Multiple Sclerosis puzzle that has long been known, but blatantly ignored: Chronic Infection... bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic... most notably, Lyme disease.
The term, multiple sclerosis simply means many hardened tissues—specifically degeneration of nerve tissue called the myelin sheath. The diagnosis of MS does not imply any specific cause. Multiple sclerosis is a diagnosis of description. Therefore, it seems logical that any known agent that can result in a substantial amount of the various symptoms of a disease… can be considered a CAUSE. It seems that for decades, there have been published papers pointing to bacteria, viruses, and fungi as precipitating factors for people with signs and symptoms, which could be categorized as those of multiple sclerosis.
The infection associated with Lyme disease has been considered by many to be significant. Published medical research has shown that the autoimmune effect of demyelination (nerve destruction) and sclerotic lesions normally associated with (cause “unknown”) MS, can be triggered by long-standing infection from Borrelia, the bacteria associated with Lyme disease. One should be aware that syphilis (caused by similar bacteria to Lyme) can cause demyelination too. Viruses such as Epstein Barr, as well as mycotoxins (the poisons produced by molds) have been implicated with multiple sclerosis, but ignored medically as well.
Go to https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ and search the terms "Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis." You'll be blown away by what you learn. You don't have to understand all of the scientific terminology to get the gist of the fact that infection is a known trigger of multiple sclerosis!
Bacteria, fungi, and viruses can indeed cause symptoms of MS.
It seems logical to consider all kinds of microbes and infection when trying to help a person afflicted with multiple sclerosis. But there are some major obstacles. On television and the movies, doctors run tests and usually find the cause of the patient’s problem. I often wonder, what are these tests? In my practice, I see sufferers of chronic pain and illness, who seem to have had every conceivable medical test… yet nothing can be found. They are told “nothing is wrong.”
How can this be? We have the greatest medical technology… we can see deep inside the human body with great precision, down to our DNA core. Unfortunately, America is not a healthy nation. We’ve got “non-profit” health organizations that have raised countless hundreds of millions of dollars towards research, but people have continued to suffer the same aches and pains, fatigue, depression, digestive difficulties, insomnia, heart disease, and cancer, etc. as always. Tens of millions of dollars are spent yearly on research and aid for multiple sclerosis. The public has been told all along that no cause or cure has been found. This is disturbing, since there have been many doctors and researchers, whose medically published papers have indicated certainty that various micro-organisms can be, at least, part of the cause.
When we utilize a whole-body, wellness-based approach to treatment, the name of your condition or syndrome does not matter. I do not treat infectious disease, nor do I treat the MS diagnosis.
I treat PEOPLE who suffer pain, fatigue, neurological symptoms, and other problems. A diagnosis may be a helpful shortcut, as we investigate for possible causes. We want to use non-pharmaceutical approaches to support better health. Supportive measures at the Liebell Clinic include Atlas Orthogonal (upper neck-based chiropractic technique), ear acupuncture, cold laser therapy, bio-energetic wellness supplementation, allergy acupuncture (SAAT), and other methods. Treating the person afflicted with multiple sclerosis can improve quality of life.
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