Well Dec 25th has been and gone, hope everyone enjoyed the day
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this project was to test the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment in cranial venous sinuses drainage in a subject diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) who has not been surgically intervened through venous angioplasty.
METHODOLOGY: The research was done through the database ‘Pubmed’, ‘BioMed Central’ and ‘The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’. The study evaluated the degree of fatigue and headache through his daily clinical records evolution before, during and after treatment for 4 months. The patient rated the intensity of fatigue and headache in a subjective way on a scale from zero (no fatigue or headache) to ten (tiredness or maximum to unbearable headache). The treatment consisted of the osteopathic venous cranial drain technique once a week over a period of two months.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Prior to the treatment, in terms of fatigue, the rating ‘4’ was the most common value (40%). After the treatment, the most frequently used rating was ‘3’ by 93.54%. As for headache, the most used rating before the treatment was ‘1’ (56.66%). And after the treatment, 96.77% of times the result was ‘0’.
CONCLUSIONS: The osteopathic venous sinus drainage technique in a patient diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and CCSVI has proven effective in reducing fatigue and headache. The study has some limitations as the evaluation and ratings of the records have been subjective. Moreover, the treatment has been tested only in one single patient; therefore, the study should be extended to a larger population in order to obtain more reliable results.http://www.osteopathic-research.com/?op ... &Itemid=12
Will be interesting to do a trial with numbers to give meaning to this. Sadly a one off example will not give any indication when osteo or chiro treatments do the same for neck alignment patients without CCSVI as well as PwMS with CCSVI and PwMS in general.