This is quite encouraging. Out of 65 patients subjected to this procedure, all symptoms of MS disappeared in 73% of the group.
This flies in the face of the prevailing theory, which says that MS is an autoimmune disease. Cures, using treatment tailored to that theory? Zero percent.The researcher's theory is simple: that the underlying cause of MS is a condition he has dubbed “chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.” If you tackle CCSVI by repairing the drainage problems from the brain, you can successfully treat, or better still prevent, the disease.
“If this is proven correct, it will be a very, very big discovery because we'll completely change the way we think about MS, and how we'll treat it,” said Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, an associate professor of neurology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Right now, it is too early to declare victory over MS, but it appears that this battle may be won in the not too distant future.
I take back the bashing I have been giving to Canada's health care system. Seriously, though, way to go, Canada!!
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