Television talk show host Montel Williams praised chiropractic on his show aired December 18, 2007. Montel, who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), said of chiropractic, “It’s the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me!”
Multiple sclerosis or MS is a painful, chronic, inflammatory disease that causes demyelination of the nerve cells of the central nervous system (CNS). Demyelination is the thinning or complete loss of the fatty layer–the myelin sheath–of the nerve cells, which is responsible for the conduction of electrical impulses down those cells. The name multiple sclerosis refers to the scars (scleroses–better known as plaques or lesions) in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. MS has many symptoms, one of which is chronic pain. Montel Williams is no stranger to chronic pain.
According to the well-known talk show MC, he is in pain “24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year”; yet within just two weeks of chiropractic care he can “stand up straight without pain for the first time in over 5 years”. However, it did not take two weeks for Montel to get relief. He says that he experienced almost instantaneous relief from his first chiropractic adjustment. Booyah!
Says Montel, “There is not a person who knows me that will not confirm this…I am walking differently; my pain is less; I have already regained strength in my left leg; my left leg has dropped back down–I found out that my pelvis was tilted–[my legs] are now the same length.”
This is another huge plug for chiropractic. As my illustrious profession gets its fair share of knocks, it’s wonderful to see superstar athletes like Johnny Damon, Tom Brady (read about him and Joe Montana, here) and Lance Armstrong (read the interview with his chiropractor) and well-known celebrities, like Madonna (scroll down for the picture of her getting adjusted in the film, Truth or Dare), Dr. Phil and now Montel Williams endorse chiropractic by telling their incredible success stories.
Bravo, bravo. More people need to experience the miraculous healing power of chiropractic care. And only when highly-regarded public figures stand up to tell their success stories will the masses follow. Thank you Montel for sharing your chiropractic story with the world.