Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Multiple Sclerosis Follow-up
(Editor's note: Below is an excerpt from Dr. Davis and his most recent post on MS. Please make sure to read the comments at the bottom of his blog post for more resources on MS by viewing the full article here.)
...So if it is well-known in the literature that “cervical cord hyperextension - hyperflexion injury is likely to unmask or worsen the natural course of MS in a sub group of affected patients..”. Why aren’t patients with MS and CCSVI finding out if the MS is traumatically induced and could be corrected with realignment of the upper cervical spine? As Dr. Poser said “Only trauma affecting the head, neck or upper back, that is, to the brain and/or spinal cord can be considered significant.”
If you look at an Upper Cervical Specialist like Dr. Erin Elster’s research with trauma and multiple sclerosis where she found that 90% of patients diagnosed with MS have had a trauma to the head or neck prior to the onset of the symptoms. And when x-rayed these patients have a clearly misaligned spine that is putting pressure on the nervous system and the blood vessels. Dr. Elster’s was correcting the underlying cause of the vessels malformation! After administering treatment to correct their upper cervical injuries, 40 of 44 (91%) MS cases showed symptomatic improvement and no further disease progression during the care period of 5 years.
Now more research is needed…but doesn’t it make sense to begin with the least invasive procedures available to deal with CCSVI and MS? There are already reports of many side effects and complications associated with the endovascular procedure designed to correct the CCSVI.
If you have had a head or neck trauma prior to the onset of your MS…even if it was 10 or 15 years prior…which was common with the patients in Elster’s study… an upper neck misalignment could be the underlying cause...