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Alternative Treatments

After three or for years of falling, limping, managing unusual fatigue, while out of town, a chiropractor asked to try a laser on my spine to help with my gait. The next day I was walking with no problem. But, a few days later, I was called in to my new neurologist to explain my MRI results. After being diagnosed with Primary Progression MS, I began looking for ideas to go along with taking Baclofen. I couldn’t find anything related to my experience with the laser. My symptoms increased and my walking ability lessened. Three years later I had to retire from teaching. I now have to use a cane, have fallen a number of times with head injuries, an arthritic leg and a useless right hand.

But now, eight years after that first euphoric feeling for three days upon getting the laser treatment, though, I now have a chiropractor who gives me treatments every 7 – 10 days. They work. After the first low level laser therapy, I was relieved of 90% of nerve pain in my legs. I was and still am taking Devil’s Claw supplements along with Boswellia in pill form. But only 10% of that pain is around. Amazing! Little improvements kept occurring in the night. I normally sleep for ten hours, have tried the Wahl’s Protocol, gone gluten free for five years and counting, drink Tart Cherry juice and foods that are anti-inflammatory, take Alpha-Lipoic Acid, High Dose Biotin, workout with stretches and my oscillator machine. At 61, I’m hesitant about Rituxan/Ocrevus or stem cell treatments. Now I am committed to laser treatments. My neurologist has been informed on my personal therapy. There are several articles and studies online that support my claim.

My last treatment brought renewed hope. The next morning I was able to walk without help of a cane or a wall. I could pick up my right leg enough to walk without dragging it, stand up straight and make it around my house. I called my chiropractor after letting my family know about my healing miracle. It may not last long but those cell are doing something right. I realize pharmaceutical companies can’t make money on it but other people with PPMS are sharing similar experiences with laser treatments. It is certainly worth continued research.

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Comments

  • kpat1971
    1 year ago

    Hi Constance,

    I just read your blog. Thank you for this information. I was diagnosed in May 2000 with Relapsing Remitting MS. Unfortunately now it is classified as Relapsing Progressive. 🙁 I am currently doing Rituxan every 6 months. Just had my 2nd infusion in December 2018. Honestly I’m not sure if it’s doing anything. I certainly don’t have any improvement, which was NOT a guarantee, just a “hope”. I take Baclofan, but it doesn’t do much. I’m in CO so I have the option of trying and using Medical Marijuana, which I have been doing for the last several months. Thankfully I have found some tinctures that do NOT make me feel high. They just give me some relief with the spasticity that I have. That is my WORST problem. I don’t have pain, but my legs just don’t want to work. So I use a walker or a cane all the time. I’m only 46, so this SUCKS! But the products I use work better than Baclofan does. I am going to look in to this laser therapy and see if I can find a chiropractor that I can go to for it! I’m excited and I hope I have the same results! If I can walk around without a cane or walker, and stand up without feeling like I have to hold on to something, then I’m all in! Thanks again, and continued good luck to you!!

  • Constance author
    1 year ago

    I appreciate your reply. I’d like to try Sativex for spasticity, which has cannabis in it, but it comes from the UK and costs more than I can afford. I also use MM rubs but they don’t last long. Good luck to you as wee/

  • sarahjj
    1 year ago

    I have been diagnosed of multiple sclerosis (ms) for 6 years now, i have used so many prescriptions fromm my doctor but never gave me a cure rather controlling the symptoms, my symptoms where ( constipation, depression, difficulty swallowing, difficulty thinking and understanding, flare, headache, heavy legs, numbness of face etc.), my health and life was gradually deteriorating more and more, so i took a glance on the internet and i found (GENERAL HERBAL HEALTH CENTER) a HERBAL MEDICINE HOME that can cure multiple sclerosis (ms), i gave a test to their herbal product because there is no harm in trying, i bought the medicine and it was shipped to my door step and i was very happy so i used the herbal medicine (note: this herbal medicine can be use/taken along with your doctors medical prescription, if you want to) i used this herbal medicine for 9 weeks the results were wonderful, i started getting good result, my symptoms was gradually going away, i started getting healed, i can feel that because i know how i was before i started using the herbal medicine, and in 9 weeks i was cured totally.. thanks to general health center.
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    contact them today via email address: generalhealthcenter1@gmail.com .

  • Constance author
    1 year ago

    There is no cure for MS. What I experienced was a limited slowing of progression of MS. My treatments are no hoax.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Constance! Thank you for sharing a part of your story with the MultipleSclerosis.net community! I am so glad you have found treatments that help you feel better. A number of our members have found varying degrees of success with natural treatments and diet protocols. I am glad they have worked for you!

    Since you have been a member for some time, you may have already seen this article about the various supplements one of our contributors has used — https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/supplements-my-supplements/.

    It sounds like what you are doing is helping and I hope that continues for years to come.

    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team member.

  • dkp1
    1 year ago

    I love the ‘Wheeichair Kamikazee’. He is an amazing author and he posts info that you can fully trust.

  • Constance author
    1 year ago

    Thank you Erin. Yes, I am aware of Marc’s blog. It helps to hear from others with PPMS.

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