Something that has been niggling at me:
The gal I see for cranio-sacral massage told me that there was a "bulge" in my azygos. She did not know what to make of it, nor what to do. But to the point, she also said that there was a lack of "motility" across including liver, gall bladder, stomach, bowel, pancreas, and just a slight bit in the spleen. Her description of motility is a kind of static tension developed as we develop in the womb, and that as the organs differentiate, and migrate from the centre line to their mature positions, they are always pulled back, while at the same time maintaining their proper positions.
I (touch wood) do not have any of the bladder and bowel issues that many have (she related the lack of motility to a lack of digestion). She told me that I am efficient in moving the bolus of food through, but that I am not getting nutrients. But back to the azygos, it is in that region, and there seems to be a lot of digestive/elimination problems in MS. It becomes chicken and egg again. Could the azygos be compromised by digestion (and motility), or vice-versa? It might seem that the motility tensions set up in utero could affect the azy., and that could affect the Vena Cava, which leads up to brachio-cephalic plexus, lower IJV, etc., right up to sinuses.
So, I rambled my way here, but I think that it is very possible that there is a lot more of azy. involvement.
I need to find out more about motility, and how to resolve issues. Actually, she keeps telling me to do Pilates - to build core strength...
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993