Multiple sclerosis patients have benefited from the Liberation Treatment for MS, which is surgery which unblocks veins in the neck.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an illness that affects the brain and spinal cord. About 2.5 million people worldwide are affected by multiple sclerosis. Tests which are used in diagnosing multiple sclerosis include magnetic resonance imaging, evoked potential tests, the spinal tap and a neurological exam in which the doctor will test for functioning of the cranial nerves.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms depend on the location of the affected nerve fibers.
The first symptoms of multiple sclerosis include muscle stiffness, thinking problems, blurred vision, weakness, tingling, numbness and urinary problems.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms can be affected by a change in temperature. Research has shown that the velocity of nerve conduction is affected by temperature.
Multiple sclerosis research is advancing. Dr. Paolo Zamboni, a former vascular surgeon and professor at the University of Ferrara in Northern Italy, began investigating multiple sclerosis when his wife Elena was diagnosed 10 years ago.
Dr. Zamboni found that there are iron deposits around the blood vessels located in the brains of persons living with multiple sclerosis, which are higher than normal for their age. He believes that multiple sclerosis is a dysfunction of drainage of those veins.
Dr. Zamboni also found blockages in the necks of persons living with MS, in the jugular veins, which are directly underneath the brain.
The dysfunction is called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI).
Multiple sclerosis patients have benefitted from the Liberation Treatment for MS, which is surgery which unblocks veins in the neck. The Liberation Treatment for MS is also sometimes referred to as the Dr. Zamboni Liberation Treatment. Mark Jones, who travelled to Poland for the Liberation Treatment for MS, said that after the surgery he was able to balance better and has more warmth in his feet.
Buffalo resident Kevin Lipp, was found to have the blocked veins of CCSVI in his neck. After undergoing treatment on those veins, he said he has not had a single attack. The Liberation Treatment for MS seems to stop the development of further MS attacks and in some cases improves mobility.