Does this mean a "spinal tap" will no longer be necessary to help diagnose MS?
Cece wrote:With this established, the next thing would be to see if CCSVI treatment improves the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Is there anything else we can do to improve CSF flow? Does exercise affect this?
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in the cerebral aqueduct and spinal canal was analysed using real-time magnetic resonance imaging measurement techniques. Respiration-induced rhythmic modulation of the cardiac-related oscillating CSF pulsation in the cerebral aqueduct and spinal canal was found. Deep inspiration was immediately followed by a marked increase in downward CSF flow in the cervical spinal canal, whereas a delay of about two heart beats was seen before downward flow from the third to the fourth ventricle increased. This pattern was also detected during yawning and was followed by a marked increase of blood flow in the internal jugular vein.
MrSuccess wrote:in plain speak .... BNAC measured cerebrospinal fluid flow .... and pwMS have about - 50% - of the flow rate of healthy controls.
Or if you will ..... healthy people have TWICE the flow rate of cerebrospinal fluid .....
No real surprises here . They now can measure these type of problems.
Now tell me ...... is this caused by a "pinch point" in system?
If so ..... can it be rectified ?
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