Thekla wrote:Very interesting. I know I don't fully understand it but raynauds got my attention. I didn't have any problems with raynauuds this past winter, since ccsvi. I wonder if that is another positive outcome? It seems to me that this could be another thing to check. Also, my left hand involvement started with the 5th, 4th and half of the 3rd digits. The 5th is still markedly weaker than the 2nd. But then they say there isn't much of a connection with lower limbs/proprioception so it is still only another puzzle piece, imho.
I assume that there could be TOS/ms with atlas problems as well and definitely with dental distress. I guess there is still the question of whether ms exists as an entity or whether it is simply a cumulative series of unfortunate events.
My experience with correcting just the Atlas in a few hundred cases resolved issues of Raynaud's phenomenon. I have commented about this in these threads previously.
Many neck, shoulder, arm digit etc. pains and numbness resolve by correcting the jaws. This article also mentions that bladder control did not significantly improve but correcting the jaw and Atlas invariably corrects this problem.
I think most patients have a jaw and Atlas asymmetry and a few may have TOS possibly obviating the diagnosis of MS!