PRELIMINARY RESULTS AFTER UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CEREBRO-SPINAL VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
 
   

Preliminary Results After Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
in Patients With Chronic Cerebro-spinal Venous
Insufficiency and Multiple Sclerosis

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
Send all comments or additions to:
   Frankp@chiro.org
 
   

FROM: Ann Ital Chir. 2015;   86:   192200

Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Moser J, Niglio T, d'Alessandro A, Ciccone MM,
Zito A, Mandolesi D, d'Alessandro A, Fedele F.


PURPOSE:   The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical and X-ray results of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic care through the specific adjustments (corrections) of C1-C2 on patients with chronic venous cerebral-spinal insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis (MS).

METHOD:   We studied a sample of 77 patients before and after the Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, and we analyzed: A) The change of the X-ray parameters; B) The clinical results using a new set of questions. The protocol of the C1- C2 upper Cervical Chiropractic treatment, specific for these patients, lasts four months. From a haemodynamic point of view we divided the patients in 3 types: Type 1 - purely vascular with intravenous alterations; Type 2 - "mechanical" with of external venous compressions; Type 3 - mixed.

RESULTS:   We found an improvement in all kinds of subluxations after the treatment with respect to the pre-treatment X-ray evaluation, with a significant statistical difference. The differences between the clinical symptoms before and after the specific treatment of C1-C2 are statistically significant with p<0.001 according to the CHI-Square test revised by Yates.

CONCLUSIONS:   The preliminary X-ray and clinical improvements of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic corrections on C1- C2 on these patients with CCSVI and MS encourage us to continue with our studies. We believe that the Upper Cervical correction on C1-C2 could be the main non-invasive treatment of the CCSVI mechanical type in patients with MS. Further studies are required to evaluate the correlation between the Upper Cervical Chiropractic correction on C1-C2 on the cerebral venous drainage and the cerebro-spinal fluid.

KEY WORDS:   CCSVI, Multiple sclerosis, Upper Cervical Chiropractic care.


Return to the CHIROPRACTIC AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Page

Since 8-23-2015

         © 19952017 ~ The Chiropractic Resource Organization ~ All Rights Reserved