This paper and the supporting references show that "MS" is a venous disorder during which the veins undergo significant changes and degradation, proceeding along the vasculature. My personal contention is that it has been shown, by Zivadinov et al., that CCSVI patients (not "MS" patients) have problems with their venous vasculature, and now this study finds, by different imaging techniques, the same result in "MS" patients.
Yes, there is auto-immunity. Yes, the brain, and spine (and probably other organs, including the heart) are oxygen-starved. Yes, the nerves are directly in the line of fire. Oh, boy, fun.
When will the "MS" thought-junta stop propagating the lie that CCSVI and "MS" are different things? Who cares if the chicken or the egg came first, if both are fresh and you are hungry? Turn on the stove!
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience
I am not a doctor. Do not take anything I say as medical advice.