Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 2004 May ; 41(5): 32-5
ABSTRACT: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that occurs in 5 to 100 per 100,000 people. Thus, it is reasonable that, as doctors of chiropractic become increasingly recognized as primary-contact neuromusculoskeletal specialists, most will encounter undiagnosed MS at some point in their careers. In these cases, the doctor of chiropractic will be responsible for making, or at least suspecting, the diagnosis and coordinating the appropriate referral. Reported here is an unusual case of a woman who was referred to a chiropractic spine center with the sole complaint of foot drop, which was ultimately attributed to MS.