Hi all, Dr F the stenosis that you speak of is that what we are seeing as the dark area that is forward of the cord at C5-6, C6-7?
My past MRI's and many MRI's I have seen of PwMS have the same imagine but possibly looking more like compression or bulge of the disc material.
Am I understanding correctly that many PwMS are having this same finding by MRI and that it is not seen by Radiologists or Neurologists as a factor in MS?
It seems to me from what you have said above that most people with this finding by MRI will have 'MS' like symptoms due to the processes you describe.
This to my thinking is fundamentally why PwMS are not dx-ed or treated appropriately.
To assume that 'MS' is auto-immune or that EAE is related is easily challenged by what you are saying, imo!
It seems to me that a mind shift/paradigm shift would occur if what you are saying can be supported by proof that treatments and measurements of treatment will create improvements for PwMS such as CSF flow changes, CCSVI improvements and symptom improvements.
So I 'assume' the work of Damadian/Rosa/Flanagan etal is providing the details required to confront the false understandings that Neurology have been deluded by for many, many decades!
ps. imagine if an infection had occurred at the same sight as the bulges or had intracellularly infected associated muscle, or endothelial cells, and then enabled the infection to modify the immune system response by exchanging the DNA of the T and B cells plus other cells that generate cytokine responses. Stealth Bacteria do that all the time.
What a terrible cascade of health issues that would cause! There could be many disease options occurring from RA through to Heart Disease and also other de-generatives such as Alzhiemers and so on!
Maybe, just maybe this is what is described by Dr Klinghardt and other Functional Medicine doctors as the way that fibro, Lyme, MS, Parkinson's etc are stages in progressive illness and slight changes in incidental or co-factors are why these diseases differentiate?
Food for thought!