Brittney Dunn, a champion of “Turning Lemons into Lemonade, with Many Different Flavors”, talks about her experience with chiropractic treatment and how it has helped her with symptoms related to her Multiple Sclerosis. Even though chiropractic care may not be able to cure Multiple Sclerosis, it is nice to know that there are options that can help lessen the side effects, or secondary conditions that affect Multiple Sclerosis patients.
Often the relief comes in the form of decreased headaches, back or neck pain. Other patients report improved sense of touch and decreased sense of numbness. Some report fewer episodes of flare ups. We are so proud of patients like Brittney who pro-actively seek out alternative methods of dealing with their condition.
“I’ve been dealing with MS for about 10 years now and I’ve been having pain in my back, I’ve had headaches every now and then it comes and goes, I have problems walking with numbness in my hands and feet due to exacerbation that I suffered in 2006. When I moved back to Palmdale in November, I was referred to Dr Frye by a family friend and I was somewhat skeptical about going but I went anyway because there’s no pain in trying to find something that would help me out.
I went to Dr. Frye, I had a headache that day and the headache immediately went away after the first adjustment. I felt that my hands and my feet were no longer 100% numb, they were about 60 or 50% numb, but I could feel my hands and my feet in my shoes. Going to the chiropractor has seriously helped my back pain. My back pain fluctuates daily from 1 to 10 and going to Dr. Frye it’s either minimize or its non-existent, it really doesn’t hurt!
The medication now prescribed by my doctor for my back pain, I no longer have to take it. It’s worked wonders for me! I’ve referred Dr. Frye to people in Southern California as well as Northern California and even out-of-state because the chiropractor has worked that much for me!
My walking has improved tremendously. It was to the point where I thought I was going to need a wheelchair but I don’t need a wheelchair anymore. Even the other staff in the office of Dr. Frye, they even mentioned “you look better than when you came in, when you came in you were holding onto your dad and you walked in her by yourself,” and this was about the third appointment that I had and that’s about some of what the chiropractors have done for me.
It’s ironic that I was asked to give my testimony because I’m writing a book which actually includes everything that the chiropractors have done for me. Every chiropractor in that office is great: Dr. Frye, Dr. Eckel, Dr. Ted. My mood is better from the adjustments and I think I’m a little nicer too. I feel that I will be going to the chiropractor for the rest of my life because with MS, you never know what it’s going to do. It’s unpredictable. I’ve been able to avoid a lot of things and I have been able to get rid of a lot of things that are due to my MS and the chiropractor is great. It actually helped to control my diabetes as well!”