TMrox wrote:Migraine Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis and NUCCA
Dr. Davis, Upper Cervical Specialist from Vista Califonia
Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), is a reported abnormality in blood drainage from the brain and spinal cord, this may contribute to nervous system damage in MS. CCSVI has been getting a lot of press recently because Dr. Paolo Zamboni from the University of Ferrara in Italy published his initial findings in June 2009 from a study of approximately 65 patients. Based on the results of preliminary research which has been published in respected peer journals, Dr. Zamboni and others have recommended larger scale studies to determine if CCSVI may be treated through an endovascular surgical procedure, which involves inserting a tiny balloon or stent into blocked veins in order to improve the flow of blood out of the brain and spinal cord. This procedure produced complete remissions in MS in 90% of the participants of the study!
My question is why are the veins blocked to begin with? What has occurred that has led to the changes in the veins? Instead of forcing the veins open with a stent…why not correct the underlying cause of the malformation?
Then you look at Dr. Erin Elster’s research with trauma and multiple sclerosis where she found that 90% of patients diagnosed with MS have had a trauma to the head or neck prior to the onset of the symptoms. And when x-rayed these patients have a clearly misaligned spine that is putting pressure on the nervous system and the blood vessels. When these misalignments of the upper cervical spine are corrected over 90% of the patients in her study had results. Some patients were able to get out of their wheelchairs!
What happened to them? The same thing that Dr. Zamboni was doing…changing the blood flow from the brain to the body. Only in Dr. Elster’s results she wasn’t artificially forcing the vessels open she was correcting the underlying cause of the vessels malformation!
Now not all MS patients responded to either of the treatment options…and perhaps there are other factors involved…but wouldn’t it make sense if you have MS or Migraine headaches to have an upper neck evaluation by an upper cervical specialist? Especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma?
concerned wrote:Is there any evidence that chiropractic manipulations do anything outside relieving lower back pain?
Can "Applied Kinesiology" detect CCSVI?
The Skeptic's Dictionary wrote:The clinical evidence indicates that a treatment of something like ibuprofen and exercise is just as effective as chiropractic for relieving back pain (Ernst and Singh 2008).
One is likely to seek a chiropractor (or buy magnetic braces or some other bit of quackery) when one's pain is most severe."
HappyPoet wrote:One is likely to seek a chiropractor (or buy magnetic braces or some other bit of quackery) when one's pain is most severe."
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