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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Affects the Brain and Body

How does Multiple Sclerosis Affect the Brain and Body?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and body by attacking the immune system and breakdown a fat-filled structure called myelin that protects and insulate the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The breakdown or scarring is called demyelination also known as the loss of fatty sheath/myelin that surrounds all nerve cells. MS affects the brain and body because this demyelination starts to break apart and scar the insulation around what connects nerves to all areas of the body.

Compare nerves to insulated wires in a house. When electricity moves through wires coated in rubber, the electricity moves from one point to another and does not affect anything else. However, when rubber comes off, it loses strength and/or it affects something else like unassociated lights may flicker. In MS multiple nerves are affected when the nerve covering begins to break down causing damage to the brain and improper function everywhere else in the body. 

Dr. Ruben St. Laurent, your Flower Mound Chiropractor, provides care for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, concussions, Parkinson's, tremors, dementia, depression, ADHD, and so much more. 


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  • "I was having headaches everyday due to concussions. My moods were unpredictable and I always felt like I was in a fog. I would have migraines at least once a week. I just didn't feel right and no one was able to tell me what was wrong. The neurologists I went to see would simply say I needed time to rest my brain after a concussion. They didn't tell me what part of my brain was affected or offer any form of treatment. I was frustrated and looking for anything to make me feel better. I went to Dr. Ruben as a last hope. Little did I know he was exactly what I needed. Dr. Ruben took his time to find out exactly what was wrong with me, bringing me not only piece of mind but also a solution. Today, I am feeling more like myself again. I haven't had a migraine in over two months and I can't remember the last time I had a headache. It was the first time in a long time that I felt like a doctor really cared. Thank you Dr. Ruben for giving me my life back!"
    Katie B. SMU Soccer
  • "I have been to other chiropractors, but none have provided the care or knowledge I received from Dr. St. Laurent. He was able to find the root causes to improve my brain chemistry. His understanding of neurology and adjusting techniques had me back on my feet in a few days with less visits."
    Liza L.