How can a vertebra compress the internal juggular vein?
I had the procedure and that is what Dr. Siskin suspected, and said it could not be opened with a balloon or a stent. He would not order an MRV; "not necessary." How does he know for sure, just because they find it a lot at the upper portion of the IJV?
I am seeing a vascular surgeon on Monday and would like to know what can be done to find out what is happening there - with undeniable proof? A month after my procedure, I saw that my left hand was purpley-reddish for the first time. I think it could be from my left internal jugular vein, but what do I know? Primary doc and neurologist won't order a MRV - but I am only assuming that is the test I need.
What could be done about it anyway, if it is? The "Upright Doc" here suggested NUCCA chiropractic, which I had for several weeks. But after ultrasound, the left IJV is still much smaller than the right. I told Dr. Siskin, and he said they call the one vein that's larger than the other, the "dominate vein". NUCCA didn't help my IJV... however other problems I didn't know I had were fixed. I gained 2 inches in height and one leg was 3/4-inch shorter than the other... which doesn't equate, but my head was always tilted to the side - but is great now. Thanks to the Upright Doc.
Also - I have double vision (since 2008) and was wondering if that is affected by the cerebral veins; i.e. sigmoid sinus. I would like to get them imaged, and was hoping the MRV would show those. Am I correct? And then, who treats "cerebral veins" with venoplasty?
Any advice would be appreciated before Monday's appointment.