the LP is not conclusive - it's just one more checkmark on the dx list. it gives the docs one more piece of evidence to bolster the dx and that's it. as c says, you can still have a 'definite' ms dx without having an LP positive for CSF oligoclonal banding.
the finding of o-bands indicates chronic inflammation. you can act to control systemic inflammation without having an LP test. the only result will be better health. if you have never checked out inflammation factors for different foods, www.nutritiondata.com
is an excellent resource.
example, 1c of chopped boiled kale has an IF rating of -226, moderately anti-inflammatoryhttp://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/veg ... cts/2865/2
kale is a good staple of an anti-inflammatory programme. when you have an inflammatory condition, like ms, the target score for the day is -150.
the database of foods at nutritiondata is huge and excellent. you can often control serving sizes too, when doing calculations, using that little arrow to access the serving size drop down menu.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com