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Possible Relief from Multiple Sclerosis

Updated on April 13, 2015

Visualizing the liberation procedure for Multiple Sclerosis

Inflating Tiny Ballon Inside Twisted Veins in Neck Provides Relief

Possible Multiple Sclerosis Relief

Dr. Paolo Zamboni coined the term CCSVI to describe the compromise blood flow in the brain, but do many understand exactly how the procedure works? The above YouTube video posted by Dr. Zamboni, describes the blood flow of patient without multiple sclerosis (MS) and patient with the malady.

Doctor Zamboni reported in that inflating a tiny ballon inside twisted veins in the neck provided relief from multiple sclerosis. He created a sensation that caused many doctors to be questioned by their patietents. The posted YouTube caused doctors to play catch-up. The (online community) boasted news of his research.

The idea surgically straightening crooked veins would benefit degenerative nerve problems was huge. Zamboni has said his findings should be subjected to more rigorous clenical reviews and testing. MS affects about a quarter of a million people in the United States. Many MS patients began to ask for the unproved treatment.

Doctors could not resist trying the unproven procedure. Most MS experts believe at this time it is a risky proposition. Technology has presented doctors with a delimina: how to temper enthusiasm for experimental procedures or therapies. Aaron Miller, a professor of neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for the National MS Society says, "You can never blame people for being excited about something that sounds like good news, especially when they have a serious disease." He adds, "...they have a very major risk in leading patients to embark on therapeutic courses that are not necessaily appropriate for them or haven't been established as being scientifically valid."

What Does the Procedure Do?

The operation straitens out and puff up crooked and collasped veins in neck is called venoplasty. It is similar to cardiuac angioplasty. Some possible side effects are blood clots, infections, and internal bleeding. An insertion into a vein in the pelvis with a thin, spagetti like catheter is threaded up a vein near the spine and into the neck, where a ballon is inflated to pop the neck vein back to its normal shape. Veins are more pliable than arteries and often regain their shape within months after venoplasty, which requires multiple procedures.

Dr. Zamboni says a close look at the characteristics plaques of scar tissue that lend the desease its name shows they typically cluster around blood vessels. Zamboni feels that is the key. He notes veins are flexible and can get twisted, slowing the rate of blood flow and potentially leaving waste and compounds such as iron to accumulate in the brian. He wonders if the buildup triggers an inflammatory respons... the infflammation could target the mylin wrapping the nerves, similar to the mechanism myelopathies, a degerative condition of the spinal cord, that is similar pathlogically to MS.

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    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      days leaper,

      Thanks for your comments!

    • days leaper profile image

      days leaper 

      8 years ago from england

      I had one of these balloons, not for MS, but as a vein collapsed due to another idiot doctor on a jolly. (I really do think some doctors are drawn to the profession due to the easier access to drugs!!!). The proceedure hurts, was so near my heart. Helped, but arm is still swolen due in part to the required insertion of an access for dialysis.

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Thanks for your compliments!

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub from you. Very informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing this. Keep on hubbing. You still one of the best. Take care!


    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Rebecca E.,

      I hope your friend has a positive experience. Remember, the process sometimes needs to be repeated. Also there are an inherent dangers involved as noted... Consult with her doctors... Be informed.

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      Rebecca E. 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I am sending this one off to a person I know, we were dicussing this very procddre last night. As Always useful and excellent. I expect no less from you!

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      Agreed, hence my sharing...

      Thanks for your comments.

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      8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      If it gives even some relief for multiple sclerosis sufferers it will be worth pursuing the medical research. Interesting hub

    • dallas93444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA


      It is a process. As noted, there is further study to the apparent "cause and effect." Thanks for your comments.

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      Christine Mulberry 

      8 years ago

      Interesting. Sounds almost too simple to be true, but worth further study I hope.


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