Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as frequency and urgency of urination, found relief following craniosacral therapy (CST) and the majority reported improved quality of life, according to recent research.
The study, “Effect of craniosacral therapy on lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in multiple sclerosis,” involved 28 subjects with MS and LUTS. According to researchers, LUTS are common among MS patients, often manifesting as increased urinary frequency and urgency, leading to decreased quality of life due to added physical and emotional stress.
Results of the study showed both frequency and urgency of urination were significantly reduced among participants, and 79 percent of the study’s subjects—22 of the 28 people—reported improved quality of life.
A full report on this research will run in the November issue of MASSAGE Magazine.