multiple sclerosis will be deterred by a new Canadian study saying essentially it's useless.It's doubtful advocates of a controversial treatment aimed at easing symptoms of
The research by a team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.,, published Wednesday in the online scientific journal PLOS ONE, concluded there's no evidence that blocked and twisted veins in the neck are a factor in the disease and that unblocking them could help relieve debilitating MS symptoms.
MS attacks the brain and spinal cord, destroying the mylin sheath around the nerves and producing a variety of symptoms, from dizziness and balance problems, difficulty walking, bowel and bladder problems, pain, weakness, spasticity and tremors. The symptoms can come and go for a lifetime but often can progress to the point of serious disability.
Italian vascular surgeon Paolo Zamboni, whose wife suffers from MS, theorized that blocked neck veins played a role in the disease by preventing blood from draining properly fromRead More »from Canadian study discounts controversial MS treatment but not everyone agrees