Imagine that all your life you have had this stick that has been hitting you. And yes, you could put Band-Aids on the bruises and take pills and vitamins to help heal the damage – but none of that is really all that effective as long as that stick keeps hitting you. CCSVI is that stick. Once you get rid of the stick, then you have a chance to heal and the Band-Aids and pills and vitamins have a chance to work to heal the body.
A good description.
Braden has done a great job of compiling a lot of the information needed for getting the procedure. There's information on here that I didn't know, such as that the manufacturers of Pradaxa advise against taking aspirin or ibuprofen in conjunction with Pradaxa, but that is weighed against the possibility that a NSAID can reduce inflammation which can reduce the risk of scarring.