Buffalo - A few months ago I did the self-pay at BNAC in Buffalo. The Doppler found a reflux problem in my right jugular and that my brain contained a high amount of iron. The MRV showed part of my left jugular partially closed.
This is a very important consideration for a couple of reasons. First, it gives credence to Dr. Zamboni's CCSVI theory that venous disorders cause the deposition of iron, which is the real culprit causing the resulting cascade of symptoms we call "MS."
The IR who did my second liberation procedure was stymied by the lack of observable, measurable standards to determine whether the liberation procedure was indeed effective or not. This work in showing iron loads is something which satisfies this research requirement-it's something which is objective and completely free of any claims of placebo effect. The iron load can be observed and measured. It also means that post-procedure levels can be monitored, and correlated to any changes in "MS" symptoms. It also opens up the way to determine if any proposed iron removal protocols are indeed effective or not.
If I were setting up an IRB proposal, this would be at the heart of my research efforts: following up on the pre- and post-procedure levels of iron. It's my "hunch" that the amount and location of iron loads in the brain and spinal cord are directly correlated (if not cause-and-effect) with
the nature and severity of "MS" symptoms. I doubt that anyone who has "MS" does not also have above normal iron loads; this correctness of this idea should be relatively easy to determine by research.