Inventor of MRI has found possible cause of Multiple Sclerosis
We wait with baited breath to see if the inventor of the MRI has caught on to something groundbreaking – a possible cause (and evidence) to the presently unknown cause of Multiple Sclerosis. A noteworthy press release was sent out last fall that talks about the possible etiology of MS, including an eight-subject trial run at a non-invasive treatment.
If you have had a car accident, whiplash injury or head trauma from some other cause, your brain may be leaking. According to the study, head trauma like that seen in whiplash injuries causes obstruction of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) thus increasing the pressure in the ventricles and leaking into the brain. This has become more visible on the new FONAR Upright MRI than the traditional lie-down-in-the-tube MRI.
The obstruction comes as the first few bones in your neck becomes misaligned and causes a backup of CSF. When this misalignment was corrected, the study shows pressure decreases by 28.6%! The flow also becomes uniform again once treatment is given. The idea of the fluid (CSF and blood) collecting in the brain due to the poor draining and improper position of these vertebrae is under review for a cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as well.
You might think that because the CSF and other vessels are deep in the brain that surgery is required. Au contraire says Dr. Scott Rosa. Dr. Rosa preforms an upper cervical chiropractic technique called Atlas Orthogonal that corrects the malposition of the cervical spine without surgery or drugs. Did you hear that?! NO DRUGS! No prescription and no side effects. No cutting, scarring and recovering. This procedure alone is enough to allow CSF and blood flow to normalize and decrease the pressure that will diminish the risk of the person from developing MS. That is as long as draining remains clear.
Everybody knows that neck injuries present with varying degrees of severity. How long after an injury does it take to develop into a condition like MS? On average, the study showed an 11 year lap between the initial injury and the diagnosis of MS. That should change the way we understand and treat vehicle accidents, sport injuries and other injuries to the head and neck. There are growing numbers of studies and theories relating to decrease flow of CSF and venous blood from the brain. If this is an area of interest to you, check out this blog by Dr. Flanagan uprightdoctor.wordpress.com and continue to watch for an official study put out by FONAR and Dr. Rosa.