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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.