Multiple sclerosis can cause muscle and joint stiffness, and is due to damage to the nerves in the spinal cord and brain. Multiple sclerosis is a serious disease, however symptoms vary from mild to severe. There are a wide variety of treatment options available. For example, massage therapy increases blood circulation in muscles around joints, which creates more pliable tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissue. More pliable tissue means easier joint movement. The effects of massage can be enhanced by stretches and exercises that maintain a joint’s range of motion and flexibility between massage therapy sessions.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

It is important to seek a healthcare provider if you have any of these following symptoms:

  • Sleepiness.
  • Numbness in extremities.
  • Difficulty controlling bowel movements.
  • Difficulty controlling urination.
  • Depression.
  • Discomfort.
  • Trouble with gait (walking).

Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

Some causes of multiple sclerosis include:

  • Lack of vitamin D.
  • Infections.
  • Obesity.
  • Smoking.
  • Alcohol consumption.

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:

  • Medication (consult a doctor).
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation.
  • Massage Therapist.
  • Exercise.

Preventing Multiple Sclerosis

Some preventative measures include:

  • Quit Smoking.
  • Abstain from Alcohol.
  • Exercise Regularly.
  • Stay Hydrated.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet.
  • Ensure Avid Sleep.

 

If you suffer from multiple sclerosis and want a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga clinics have an approach to better health.

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