Thank you Dr. Sclafani for your pioneering and courageous angioplasty work. Also for assuming the role of Professor.
Morphol Embryol (Bucur). 1981 Jul-Sep;27(3):195-214.
Data regarding the typology and functional significance of the venous valves.
Certain findings suggested a reorganization after birth of the venous valves which are frequently met in fetus. The close relation between hemodynamic mechanisms and the blood guiding structures may explain the changes (disappearance or persistence) of venous valves in some areas after birth.
"I thought this was interesting. We've talked about the malformation of internal jugular vein valves as happening during embryological development. I had never heard about changes in the valves occurring after birth. What sort of changes? "Disappearance or persistence"? How could a valve disappear?"
NZer1 “Maybe there this a connection, CPn/Valve dysfunction?
The diseased cells, dysfunctional cells, hardened valves may have been scared by the infection/inflammation process over time? Pre-birth and Post birth!”
Dr Sclafani Jan 31, 2013
“if the valve is obstructed, generally what happens is that the vein above the stenosis starts to dilate or enlarge. Slow flow or stasis (absence of outflow) occurs. This leads to reduced arterial inflow, poorer perfusion with oxygenated blood into the brain and reduction in cerebrospinal fluid drainage and possibly hydrocephalus. Additionally, when the muscles of the neck contract, they MAY cause the pressurization of the blood within the vein. In the presence of obstruction toward flow into the heart, this blood may jet into the skull and injure deep cerebral veins.”
It is gratifying to see some of my observations confirmed by the professionals. 1) Phlebologists long have believed vascular disorders are congenital in origin. Now it appears valve problems can develop after birth, in other words, they may be developmental in origin. (See Cece) 2) I believe my entry of December 16, 2012 changed the discussion, opening the possibility that blood flow problems may be a consequence of cerebrospinal fluid pressure ON the vein rather than a defect IN the vein, a type of MS I defined as Skeletal. 3) Muscle tension may impede blood flow leading to the blood reflux, a condition which may fall under the rubric of Toxic MS. 4) I’ve decided to split up Toxic MS into 2 types, Infectious and Toxic, both of which may be factors in Developmental vein damage and/or muscle tension.
Thus I define 6 MS types as follows/
I have discussed Developmental MS in detail in my main paper in the site MS Cure Enigmas.net. Chinese Medical theory and practice provided some answers to the epidemiological factors defining MS incidence. Western medicine will have to catch up. But for now this ancient practice based on thousands of years of observation can point to effective treatment.
Both Infectious and Toxic MS may be factors in childhood Developmental MS. Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) is an example of Infectious MS which may have damaged the vascular system during childhood development, and/or may still be active. This is apparently an issue with NZer1 (Nigel) on Thisisms.com. Other illnesses often associated with MS are Epstein Barr, Mononucleosis and perhaps Lyme disease? Earlier I had included these infections under Toxic MS since they doubtless stress and tense up the organism, but they may well directly damage the veins themselves adding to the severity of the disease (and perhaps further complicating the treatment.)
I believe the toxins in Toxic MS tense up the muscles as they stress the organism. Once the toxins are identified and eliminated, this form of MS is the easiest to cure. Toxins may include mercury in amalgam fillings (see want2bike), aspartame, and food intolerances such as glutens.
Aging MS speaks for itself.
SKELETAL MS: A misaligned skeletal, bone or dental structure can actually restrict the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid which in turn can compress or impede venous blood circulation. Structural problems can be either congenital or developmental in origin (e.g. accidents.) Recent scientific studies have focused on the interdependent dynamic of brain "fluids", the blood and the cerebrospinal fluid (CBF) which bathes the Central Nervous System. Excess cerebrospinal fluid can actually "compress" or limit blood circulation, hence the interest of Chiropractors in adjusting the Atlas bone to assure proper CBF circulation. If the problem is SKELETAL, angioplasty would not be appropriate. In this case it is not a problem INSIDE the vein but OUTSIDE. Chiropractic, Osteopathic or Dental adjustment may suffice to release the brain fluids flow
I do not oppose Angioplasty as some might think. I believe however that all these factors should be considered before intervention.The main problem now is political, that is to say the power of the big pharma and neurology lobby to block CCSVI and other treatments for MS patients. Dr. Sclafani, you have pioneered the skills and techniques necessary to maximize positive angioplasty outcomes. But you can’t treat everybody for everything. Maybe Angioplasty isn’t the answer for someone who needs spinal/dental adjustments or someone who needs to remove toxins from his body. Or someone like me whose nerve damage is too established to heal. My purpose here is to help people think things through and to suggest alternative therapies which I’ve found effective.
MS Cure Enigmas.net