What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic and oftentimes progressive and potentially disabling illness involving the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerves in the eyes. People who struggle with MS notice issues involving their muscle control, balance, vision, and other basic bodily functions, but the effects and severity of MS symptoms differ between each and every patient.
Here at the Biologix Center, we recognize the need for unique treatment methods that are not only effective, but are also personalized to cater to each patient’s unique, ever-evolving needs.
How is multiple sclerosis typically diagnosed?
Myelin is a fatty protein material that wraps around the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, providing protection and allowing electrical impulses to transmit quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells. Multiple sclerosis occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin, damaging the nerves by causing scar tissue to form, which in turn stops the body’s ability to send signals correctly.
Medicine is not sure about the exact cause of MS, but an early diagnosis does facilitate the treatment of its symptoms. However, since MS symptoms can mirror those of other nerve disorders, doctors can easily misdiagnose the disease, not only for other diseases such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, and other auto-immune disorders, but also as a stroke, migraine, or B12 deficiency.
Unfortunately, mainstream medicine most often employs standardized (canned) drug protocols with predictably poor outcomes to manage MS symptoms.
At the Biologix Center, we never recommend canned drug protocols. Our doctors have identified over 50 primary issues common to almost every person diagnosed with MS and are able to to tailor every treatment they use to address each patient’s unique make-up. Using our drug-free, innovative, and exclusive scientific technologies, we work to identify and address the underlying causes of your disorder so as to improve your entire body’s functions, restoring you to optimal health.
What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?
Because everyone’s body is unique, no two MS patients experience exactly the same symptoms. Some may experience a single symptom and go months or even years without noticing any more, while others may notice that their symptoms get worse within only a few weeks of diagnosis. At the Biologix Center, our doctors spend at least one hour per day with each and every one of our patients. Keep track of your individual symptoms so that we can work together to find a treatment plan that works for your unique body!
Patients with MS symptoms notice numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, typically either on one side of the body, or in the legs and trunk. Some patients also experience electric shock sensations with certain neck movements, especially when bending the neck forward (Lhermitte sign).
Nearly half of all people who suffer from MS symptoms notice tremors. They can range from minor shakes to intense tremors that make it difficult to participate in everyday activities.
Lack of Coordination
Since MS can cause muscle spasms and weakness, some patients experience difficulty walking, balance problems, and numb feet.
Most patients with MS symptoms complain of muscle spasms, most often in the legs. They are an early symptom for almost half of all those diagnosed with MS, but they are also known to affect those in more progressive stages of the disease. Their severity can range from mild stiffness to strong, painful spasms.
In addition to damaging the optic nerves, MS can also cause involuntary eye movements and double vision.
Some patients struggling with MS symptoms might notice long pauses between their words, as well as slurred or nasally speech. As the disease progresses, swallowing may also become a problem.
Fatigue & Insomnia
Patients with MS often find themselves feeling tired, no matter how long they sleep. Due to their specific symptoms, some patients also struggle with insomnia, or the inability to fall and/or stay asleep.
Brain Fog & Dizziness
MS does not usually alter the intellect, but patients can experience slowed thinking, poor attention, or a dulled memory. Patients with MS symptoms do not usually feel as though the room is spinning, but they may feel lightheaded and have trouble keeping their balance.
Bladder & Bowel Problems
People struggling with MS symptoms may notice that they need to use the restroom more frequently, especially at night. It may also become more difficult to empty the bladder fully. Constipation is also common.
Sometimes, patients with MS notice that they have trouble controlling certain body parts when they feel overheated, especially during exercise. Once they cool down, their control is usually restored.
Women may experience vaginal dryness and men may notice problems getting and/or maintaining an erection. Both men and women with MS may become less responsive to touch, experience a lower sex drive, or have trouble climaxing.
Coping with persistent symptoms leaves many patients feeling hopeless, especially since the majority of medical doctors have yet to find long-lasting treatment methods. Reach out to a friend, family member, or counselor for extra support during your battle with multiple sclerosis.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or any additional symptoms not listed here, please contact us. We can help return your body to its natural rhythms.
It is important to keep in mind that just as you must work out in a gym for a long time before you can notice bigger muscles, you must give your body time to notice the results from our treatment methods, especially if you are later into your illness’ progression. You did not become sick overnight and we do not expect to fully heal you in just one night of treatment. Learn more about our two-week treatment program here.
How is multiple sclerosis typically treated?
Once a person is diagnosed with MS, medical doctors typically suggest OTC and prescription drugs, depending on their patient’s most noticeable symptoms and their severity. Most likely, your medical doctor will prescribe drugs to slow the progression of your MS and help minimize the nerve damage. Mainstream doctors may also prescribe steroids, muscle relaxants, and tranquilizers in an effort to make your MS attacks shorter and less severe. Though these measures may temporarily ease symptoms, they do not provide lasting relief and they may actually become disruptive to other systems of the body.
How does the Biologix Center treat multiple sclerosis differently?
While the prevailing medical thought is to first and foremost mask any symptoms by prescribing steroids for muscle spasms, sleep-aids for exhaustion, and antidepressants for anxiety, none of these drugs address the symptoms’ underlying causes. The Biologix Center uses precise, real-time testing and treatments that target the multiple structural and functional imbalances within the body, enabling the body to then naturally, and often rapidly, achieve lasting relief. The goal is to promote the long-term restoration of health without encouraging a dependence upon medications.
Using tests such as Biospectroscopic Emission Sequence Testing (BEST), developed at the Biologix Center over 20 years ago by Dr. David A. Jernigan, D.C., we can eliminate much of the guesswork in doctoring. Unlike conventional blood tests that produce merely a snapshot of a patient’s blood on the day it was drawn, our constantly evolving technologies provide far more insight into the root causes of a patient’s symptoms as well as treatment options that are tested for compatibility and effectiveness with each patient’s unique body, before even beginning treatment.
Ideally, we would like a person to come to the Biologix Center at the first signs of MS, or after they have received an initial diagnosis of MS, however we have seen dramatic reversals of paralysis in people who had their illness for as long as 36 years. Simply slowing down the progression of illness is not an acceptable treatment goal at the Biologix Center. When the conventional doctor says, “I’m sorry but you need to get used to the reality that your life will never be the same, and that nothing can be done beyond to try to slow down the symptoms,” they are correct from their viewpoint. They are completely wrong from our viewpoint!
Our exclusive treatment methods and treatment philosophy allows us to:
- Help the body eliminate the microbial issues associated with the development of MS.
- Optimize all of the body’s organ circuits, metabolic pathways, detoxification, genetic/expression, bioenergetic regulation…
- Enable the body to regenerate the damaged nerve sheaths and tissues, via I.V.’s of the patient’s own adipose (fat) or bone marrow derived stem cells, and by lengthening the patient’s telomeres and suppressing the myostatin that is associated with atrophy of the muscles.
- Start the long process of rebuilding your muscle size and strength through exercise at home, and possibly electrical muscle stim, supported by proper body-building nutrition. (This is if and when you regain some of your muscle function.)
Click here for a more in-depth explanation of our treatment of multiple sclerosis at the Biologix Center.
Every system of the body is interconnected and interdependent, meaning that each system must be precisely addressed in order for the body to achieve optimal health. Health care delivery is often a minimalistic approach. It is far easier to prescribe a painkiller or antibiotic than to provide the maximum applied effort needed to truly restore the optimum form and function of the body. The Biologix Center’s approach is for those who truly desire to be well, not just feel well from drug-induced illusions of health. The best of every healing method and testing is brought to your unique case, in one-on-one, hour-long treatment sessions with the doctor treating you.
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