Results after upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis
The preliminary X-ray and clinical improvements of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic corrections on C1- C2 on these patients with CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis encourage us to continue with our studies. We believe that the Upper Cervical correction on C1-C2 could be the main non-invasive treatment of the CCSVI mechanical type in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
The CCSVI is a pathological condition characterized by alterations that affect the extracranial veins, like the vertebral vein, the jugular internal vein and the azygous, the normal return of blood from the brain to the heart 1.
These conditions, that are reflux, stenosis and/or interruption of the flow and impaired postural regulation of the cerebral venous flow 2, have already been demonstrated in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Meniere syndrome 3, neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system 4,5 and/or in healthy elderly people 6.
Please remember chiropractic does not treat any conditions or diseases. Chiropractic does not treat MS. We simply find and correct subluxations. This allows the nervous system to function better and the body will heal itself.
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