Multiple Sclerosis and Neck Injuries
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Many people that been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have a history of head or neck trauma prior to the onset of their symptoms.
Why is that?
The research may provide the answer. Research exists that shows the correlation between upper neck injuries, head traumas and the onset of neurological disorders like Multiple Sclerosis.
Former WCA researcher of the year Dr. Erin Elster says “While the link between head trauma and the later development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) remains controversial, many PD and MS researchers have confirmed the connection.”
“In a discussion regarding the possible role of trauma in the development of Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Charles Poser notes that “in some patients with MS, certain kinds of trauma (to the brain and/or spinal cord, including whiplash injuries) may act as a trigger at some time for the appearance of new or recurrent symptoms.”
Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI
New research coming out in the past few years related to changes in blood flow in patients with multiple sclerosis may be the key to understanding the condition. The upper cervical research foundation is conducting studies looking at the connection between upper neck misalignments and decreased blood flow from the brain. A pilot study has already shown decreased blood flow in a patient with migraine headaches. And after an upper cervical correction the blood flow normalized. A larger study is now being conducted to understand this loss of blood flow as a result of an upper neck misalignment.
Italian MS Researcher Dr. Paulo Zamboni found that more than 90% of people with MS have some sort of malformation or blockage in the veins that drain blood from the brain.
In a study conducted by Dr. Elster with MS patients she found that over 90% of the patients receiving upper cervical chiropractic care responded with significant symptomatic improvement and no further disease progression over a 5 year period.
She also found that over 90% of the patients diagnosed with MS had experienced at least one significant head or neck trauma prior to the onset of their symptoms.
So does the head or neck trauma lead to a misalignment in the upper neck causing a malformation of the veins that drain the brain? And does that malformation lead to multiple sclerosis?
The inventor of the MRI Dr. Raymond Damadian may provide the answer.
A paper, titled “The Possible Role of Cranio-Cervical Trauma and Abnormal CSF Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis,” was recently published and appears in the journal Physiological Chemistry and Physics and Medical NMR (Sept. 20, 2011, 41: 1-17).
Commenting on the study, the lead researcher, Raymond V. Damadian stated, “These new observations have uncovered biomechanical barriers that appear to give rise to multiple sclerosis, and, even more excitingly, these barriers may be therapeutically addressable.”
Translation: problems in the neck effect the flow of fluid to and from the brain and this change in fluid is likely leading to multiple sclerosis. The findings are based on viewing the real-time flow of cerebrospinal fluid in a series of randomly chosen patients with multiple sclerosis. The cerebrospinal fluid, known as CSF, lubricates the brain and spinal cord.
Damadian and co-researcher, Chu, discovered obstructions of the CSF flow in all eight patients in the study and, in seven out of eight patients, the obstruction was more pronounced when the patient was in the upright position.
The obstruction comes as the first few bones in your neck becomes misaligned and causes a backup of CSF. This obstruction is most likely more pronounced in an upright posture.
Doesn’t it make sense to get your upper neck evaluated especially if you had a history head or neck trauma and you currently have MS?
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