I have an appointment with Neuro in Oct., I want to wow him.
Hope you do-- keep us posted!
For instance, PP course, characterised by a slowly progressive syndrome with spastic paraparesis and MRI demonstration of MS plaques in the spinal cord,20 30–32 was significantly associated with obstruction at several levels of the azygous vein and of the lumbar plexuses (type D pattern, fig 3, table 4). In this situation, venous blood of the spinal cord can be drained only in an upward direction and is shunted toward the venous plexuses inside the spine ((figsfigs 3, 4), thus helping to explain the correlation between type D and spinal cord involvement in PP patients.
The theory is that outflow obstruction of the cerebrospinal venous flow results in luxuriant vicarious collateral perfusion through vessels not developed to handle such flow. This may result in loss of integrity of the small veins and result in "backwash" damage to the spinal cord.
JCB wrote:I was surprised that there wasn't blockage in the azygous, but the cd of images I have cofirm what the Dr. said. With my symptoms and diagnosis I was confident that they would find azygous problems. I've been wrong before, just add this to the list.
It's possible that the MS diagnosis that each us have as a label are incorrect. Not afraid of being wrong again, I believe that CCSVI (still in its infancy) will redefine the types of MS.
Jugular wrote:We may need remyelination drugs to get us the rest of the way. Apart from that I am hoping Ampyra makes it to market soon in Canada (it's available in the US) as it is supposed to improve damaged nerve function, albeit only temporarily.
Five weeks post liberation. Not much good to report on CCSVI, not such a good week. I was in a car accident on Thursday, no injuries that I can tell but my weak shoulder is sore and Plavix works. I am black and blue in perfect lines with the seat belt. Shoulder is black and blue from not staying together because of muscle atrophy. On Saturday and Sunday I had a fever, so nothing was working very well on my right side. Feel pretty good this morning no fever and heading to work.
I only have two weeks to get my shoulder loosened up before my Neuro appointment, so that will be my focus. One positive note, I rode my bike 25 minutes without my AFO and did not have the hitch in my knee that I used to have pre-liberation. I used to have to ride with my AFO and focus on pushing down with the front of my foot.
It's going to be a better week.
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