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Researching Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis

Migraines, Headache, MS, Multiple SclerosisThe Amazing Upright MRI

According to recent research studies by Dr. Raymond Damadian using the Upright MRI, there are commonalities between Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis. His findings revealed a misalignment in the upper cervical spine hindered the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. That inability is the commonality that both research teams say can lead to either migraines or multiple sclerosis.

You and Your Blood Flow

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), abnormal blood flow from the brain to the spinal cord may be a major culprit in damage to the nervous system that causes MS. Those finding were published in a June 2009 paper conducted by Dr. Paolo Zamboni of the University of Ferrara, Italy, who reported on a study of 65 patients.

Due to their research, they suggested studies that would determine the ability to treat CCSVI using an endovascular surgical procedure. The procedure involves creating enabling the flow of vital fluids throughout the body by inserting a tiny balloon or stent into the blocked veins. The intent is that by doing this it will improve the flow of cerebral blood from the brain and spinal cord. The results led to a 90% of MS patients in the research study going into complete remission.

The Cause of CCSVI

That Raises the Question, what is causing this chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency to begin with. A history of head or neck injuries may be the most important factor. When head and neck injuries occur misalignments frequently occur in the upper neck. These misalignments can lead to changes with the blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to from and through the brain. This may be the key as to why many of these symptoms develop. Correcting these misalignments in the upper neck is frequently the first step to getting well.

Of course, that raises the question as to what hinders that flow.

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Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at


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