scorpion wrote:Can any of the doctors or members on here please explain to me how "opening up a vein/s" enables someone to be able to cross their legs when they could not before???
Our doctors are always off at one conference or another this month!
I seem to have a low inflammatory version of MS (no oligoclonal bands in spinal tap, no change in MRI over a number of years, no apparent impact from the DMD I was taking). So rather than an inflammatory explanation, I have leaned toward the explanation that the restoration of blood flow allows the spinal cord or brain to fully function and enables better transmission of nerve signals through the damaged-but-not-dead nerve cells.
The lady in the article was specifically talking about spasticity and spasms in her leg before saying that that was gone and she could cross her legs at the computer now. I don't know much about spasticity and spasms, what is the cause of them? That would help answer the question of how they were gone.
I also should have quoted her talking about her motor improvements (going from needing a cane just to walk short distances to needing it only for long distances or when she was tired). Motor improvements are a big ticket item.
I think if someone is at TIMS who does not yet understand CCSVI, they'd do well to trust Dr. Sclafani and Dr. Cumming's professional opinions and to trust the anecdotal stories coming back from patients since we hear those both good and bad.