sbr487, I hope that was tongue in cheek humour, or maybe you are just playing Devil's Advocate
scorpion, again I think you might be playing the Devil's Advocate, but you got my attention with your comments. To some extent I agree that "bashing neuro's" is not the way, in most cases our LOCAL NEURO's are good guys doing their jobs and are indeed trying to help their patients, but you really need to distinguish between the good guys at our local MS Clinics and the higher echelon who consider themselves the true "specialists and researchers". This latter Group are the doctors like Freedman who guide (maybe mis-guide would have been the better word) the MS Societies, who sit on research groups that lead (maybe miss-lead) Government through the process of funding.
Now I don't know where you're from scorpion, but your comments that if your Neuro won't help, then don't go to him are somewhat silly, I live in Canada, we have an MS Clinic at our local hospital where there are 2 Neuro's working with each other - you really think it's that easy to change ? The next Centre with an MS Clinic is a 5 hour drive, you really think that's a good option ?
And finally your comment that it's silly to think that neuro's are impeding the progress of CCSVI. Again in the "local" sense you are right, an example is my wife's local neuro who didn't disapprove of her considering going for treatment, he said what a lot of us believe that we need to see trials to prove the benifit. But it's the "higher echelon" the people like Freedman, like Dr Jock Murrey, these neuro's are not only impeding the progress they don't want to even consider it as a possible option.
As far as Ashton Embrey's essay regarding the negativity of the leaders of neurological science (at least in Canada), he is 100% right, and I cannot wait to see if any of the people he named and indeed the MS Society of Canada will respond and take him up on his offer. He has certainly put them on the spot and I think that's exactly what needs to be done.