I wrote "I believe it irresponsible for a Dr. treating a MS patient to neglect to refer him or her for a CCSVI evaluation and treatment."
Part of that evaluation should include skeletal misalignments as well as nutritional deficiencies.
I will revise that as follows: I believe it irresponsible for a Doctor to ignore the blood reflux factor in treating MS pathology. Body Tension treatments for Skeletal, Toxic or Infectious? MS may solve the problem.
The CCSVI blood reflux theory remains valid for which angioplasty is the solution if the veins are actually damaged and/or blocked (Congenital, Developmental or Aging MS see 5 MS types).
However, in Skeletal, Toxic or Infectious MS (see 5 MS types) Body Tension compresses the veins thereby inhibiting blood circulation through the brain. Skeletal MS implies problems with the Cerebro-Spinal fluid which put pressure ON the vein. Toxic MS creates a body tension which also impedes blood circulation. In both cases angioplasty would not be indicated. And in fact, Body Tension MS should be considered before invasive angioplasty.
Dental specialists treat Temporomandibual joint problems which trigger tension throughout the skeleton and impede fluid circulation from the brain. Atlas orthogonal/NUCCA chiropractors adjust the misalignment of the bones at the top of the spine which also impedes fluid circulation through the brain. A more global outlook would consider the entire structural framework from the head down to the sacrum.
Dr. Amir writes on Thisisms.com April 4, 2013
"Jaw correction corrects the Atlas in many instances. I would say at least in
75% of the cases. This is a copy of what I recently posted on another
thread. "It has been a long time since I wrote anything about the Atlas.
I shall try and enlighten you with my experiences over the last
year or so. I start many new patients each month. Almost all of them have
Atlas/Hip asymmetry at the outset. About a year or more ago I decided
that I am not going to correct the Atlas first but sort the jaw out for a few
months and then re evaluate.
Surprisingly I have only had to correct one Atlas in the last 3 months. All the rest corrected with orthodontic/TMJ
treatment. When the Atlas is out of synch the hips are also always out of
level. When the Atlas corrects the hips level out.
Therefore in general a patient can self check their hips to know if the Atlas is out. The higher hip
when palpated just above the iliac crest is always relatively more painful than
the lower side. When level the pain disappears.
Experience also shows that, very rarely, the hips are out of line on their own without Atlas
involvement. These can be quickly corrected with a traditional chiropractic
adjustment which is a very straight forward procedure requiring only a couple of
Atlas symmetry, jaw/dental symmetry and hip symmetry appear to be very interdependent and major players in overall skeletal symmetry and hence optimal function." End of quote
One point I would add is that muscle tension can in and of itself pull the back out of alignment.
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
See the thread "When CCSVI fails try AO and/or the Dentist" launched by Rosegirl. on Sat March 23, 2013*
Rosegirl reports that her Dentist Dr. David Williams, DDS recommends the following simple self treatments.
1) "Take a facial tissue (like Kleenex or Puffs) and roll it into a cigar shape so it’s about 4 inches long by ½ inch thick. Place it between your upper and lower teeth so that your molars don’t touch. Recline (don’t sit
straight up) and wear it for 20-30 minutes three times a day. Wear it like a bite guard."
2) He also recommends that she wear the Aqualizer bite guard 10 hours a day. This is a water filled bite guard that self adjusts and can be purchased through Dental Depot.com
(I don't know if I have a TMJ dental problem. I used to grind my teeth and wore a night guard when I lived in California but am rather amazed to realize I don't clench my teeth as I once did. Why is that? Perhaps thanks to French Osteopathic treatment. I can't think of a single other reason.)
It makes sense to BEGIN work on the Body Tension problem before considering invasive angioplasty. If one has really given it the good college try, and non-invasive diagnostic tools (eg echography) reveal blocked veins, then one should consider angioplasty.
Some patients regret having undergone angioplasty without having tried Dental/Chiropractic/Osteopath adjustments coupled with nutritional therapy first.
One final observation. The idea that MS is fundamentally a body tension disorder which causes blood reflux injury to the Central Nervous System does not contradict my original perception that childhood stress can actually damage the vascular system. In fact, it reinforces it and goes a long way to account for MS epidemiological factors. Body tension in childhood may deform vascular development, damaged veins may require angioplasty to open the blood circulation. If vein damage is not such that angioplasty would be indicated, body tension which impedes free blood circulation can be overcome by measures to de-stress the organism (avoid toxicity, treat skeletal misalignments, treat infections, massage)