NZer1 wrote:Hi Dr A,
I have an interest in your findings, as it is suspected I have Chiari Malformation. And MS and CCSVI!
I would like to know your thoughts on whether atlas adjustment is helping/correcting with either an electrical or a plumbing issue.
And as soon as I have written this I am thinking it could be both. Is there any research that has helped with this question that you know of?
I do not look at life quite like you describe. One comes across problems in life ranging from the mundane to the very difficult, from the obvious to the less obvious. I look for the obvious and treat that first.
Chiari Malformation is a very serious issue while CCSVI is much more easily treated. MS, for now, is also considered untreatable in conventional circles. Dr Zamboni's work and the amazing amount of work that is being done on this subject in many countries has brought CCSVI into the realm of the 'obvious'. To me the handling of the issues as a three pronged attack dealing with the Atlas, Jaw descrepancies and CCSVI may bring a higher degree of health restoration.
Some of these issues are now in the mundane and obvious realm and depending on who is handling the patient one can get very good results.
Someone with problems like you describe, I would handle from a TMJ viewpoint first and restore symmetry and function to as many systems as is possible ignoring the very difficult issue of the Chiari malformation. To attend to the Atlas in the presence of the brain tissue hanging through the Foramen Magnum would be dangerous but bringing symmetry to the jaws has corrected the Atlas in some 20% of patients that I have treated. This may help the Chiari malformation without intervention.
So I would treat the obvious and easy to treat first and let matters take their course. Our body is very self healing provided it is being treated correctly. Wrong treatment leads to a chronicity of the problems and often makes them worse. Sometimes it is just not possible to provide full treatment but partial correct treatment can help ease some symptoms and make a patients life a bit more bearable.
I do not know how far on the EDSS scale you are, Also there is a range of problems found with the Internal Jugular veins and this also goes for Chiari. So it is difficult to individually comment without a lot more information.