Someone suggested that I should post this here..............
I've been reading up lately on how trauma causes narrowed veins and is strongly associated with MS and other neuro. conditions. Trauma, whether a once-off catastrophic event or chronic and accumulated, causes changes to biological process. Normally that change should be resolved in a short time and the nervous system return to a base-line. But in some circumstances, the resolution doesn't happen.
The physical state of the person is what would define trauma, according to Peter Levine. The nervous system can become hyper-aroused and hyper-sensitive, he says.
If the nervous system is stuck on high-alert, 'telling' blood vessels to "Constrict! Constrict! Constrict!" In which case, forcing the vein open by venoplasty would/could be a temporary release but the walls of the blood vessels would still be getting orders to constrict. Could this explain the re-stenosis? Is CCSVI an expression of trauma?
PS: I have not been a regular visitor to TIMS. I've been reading lots here today on trauma and MS! I see I should have come here first!
Last edited by RedPepper
on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:06 pm, edited 4 times in total.