MS-UK just posted today, Feb 11, 2015 the following at http://www.ms-uk.org/msetiology
“In a paper published in the journal Lancet Neurology, an international team of researchers from Edinburgh, Cleveland and Vienna, under the leadership of Hans Lassmann, Head of the Department of Neuroimmunology at the MedUni Vienna, has for the first time documented the pathological progress of multiple sclerosis from its early to late stage and also shown that inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes have a role to play.
Until now, there have been two approaches to categorising the condition: the first approach regards MS as a disease of the nervous system that is inflammatory throughout, with the inflammation also being responsible for the subsequent neurodegenerative damage. The second approach postulates that the condition ultimately progresses from an inflammatory condition into a neurodegenerative one. In their current paper however, the team of researchers has demonstrated that MS is comprised of both factors - and that the inflammatory process acts as a "driving force" from the onset right to the end, and that neurodegenerative processes also occur in the so-called progressive, late phase that damage the brain.” (my emphasis)
And guess what? I just explained how and why. The early inflammatory phase is caused by the CCSVI “blood reflux”. (Of course these researchers don’t recognize Dr. Zamboni’s theory and , being stuck in the auto-immune idea, are woefully lagging behind.) As the nervous system degenerates, the musculature goes into spasms, weakens and atrophies causing the body structure to collapse putting pressure on the veins as well as the spine. Each inflammation “attack” stresses the veins, damages the brain which further damages the body structure/spine which leads to another “attack”, a process of amplification I call the MS Positive Feedback Loop. Subsequently lesions on the spine lead the neurodegenerative processes of the progressive, late stage.
So I just posted the above in reply to the MS-UK post on Thisisms.com