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Date 2-nov-2011
Story Diagnostic Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis - Cessation of symptoms
Author FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR)
Main Condition/ Disease  Multiple Sclerosis
Source http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebCSF-Multiple_sclerosis-ms/FONAR_UPRIGHT_MRI/prweb8929674.htm
Summary FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, reported today the cessation of symptoms in a 41-year-old female patient with multiple sclerosis following noninvasive treatment. The treatment was based on a recent major diagnostic breakthrough about the cause of multiple sclerosis achieved with the advanced FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI.

Misaligned cervical vertebrae in the patient (specifically, the vertebrae in the neck known as C-1, C-2, and C3) were causing blockage of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The malrotations of these vertebrae were initially discovered and visualized by the FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI, which showed that the vertebrae were rotated 5-6 degrees from their normal alignment.

When the vertebrae were successfully realigned, the patient’s symptoms subsided. The realignment was achieved by Dr. Scott Rosa, (Rock Hill, NY), using the noninvasive Atlas Orthogonal (AO) instrument, a device that can be used to tap the vertebrae back into normal alignment.
In the original study on which the diagnostic breakthrough was based, the Upright MRI further revealed that the cervical misalignments in the patient resulted in impairment of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on the posterior side of the spinal cord at the cervical joint between C-2 and C-3. When obstructed, the 500 cc of CSF generated daily within the ventricles of the brain cannot exit the ventricle and circulate normally down the spinal canal and return to the brain. The resulting buildup of CSF pressure gives rise to leakages of CSF fluid into the brain tissue surrounding the ventricles. The swelling in this MS patient (patient #8 of the recent study of CSF flows of 8 MS patients) was particularly pronounced in what are known as the posterior horns of the lateral ventricles.
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Keywords multiple sclerosis, upper cervical, atlas orthogonal, cerebral spinal fluid, CSF, MRI
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