Over the last few weeks my wife has been dealing with leg issues due to her MS. Her legs weren't hurting or painful, but they weren't working right and were cold and partially numb. I wrote a post the other day about finding a new Chiropractor. If you haven't read the post, you can read it by clicking here. The first visit to this new Chiropractor I figured out why she had been dragging her leg. The Dr. was putting her through an initial exam and when she checked her leg length her right leg was literally an inch longer than her left. No wonder it was dragging!
Our new Chiropractor adjusted her hips and for the first few days she really struggled because her body had been out of alignment for so long. After a few more visits she is now doing really well and can actually lift her right leg. For days she couldn't lift her leg high enough to even put her shoe on, but now she is able to raise it almost as high as her left. Every day she is walking better, moving better and all of the cold issues along with the numbness are now gone. It still amazes both of us how her alignment affects so many different things in her body, and how easily it can be fixed with an adjustment.
Over the years we've heard all the advice about how my wife's MS must be progressing and how this is just a part of the natural progression that she would lose functions and have issues. We will continue to push back against this thought process and not accept that my wife's health is going to become worse, and continue to find ways to help my wife feel better and have more control over her MS. So far we have found some very specific things that help my wife and we continue to learn more everyday. I would encourage anyone else that has MS to listen to your body, and look for treatments you feel comfortable with. That's what we've done, and we've had success. Most people don't realize my wife even has MS because we've found treatments that work for her.