Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a causal factor in Multiple Sclerosis. Though conventional medicine still points to an autoimmune disorder it remains today an unproven theory. It is not my intent to argue those two theories at this juncture because my thoughts on the subject are well known and available to anyone interested in the subject. People in this group are aware of my recovery from MS/CCSVI and my feelings about the angioplasty procedure used to treat it. I believe there is a congenital component to the venous anomalies found during the procedure. Very few people I talk to disagree.
One important point I would like to address is the possibility of venous problems in other areas of the body which are not nor should be treated as part of the current venoplasty performed today for CCSVI. It is only logical to assume that those of us with strictures, narrowings, faulty valves etc. as they relate to CCSVI might also be more likely to have similar anomalies elsewhere. Some people treated for this condition have also needed surgical intervention in their legs, feet, hands etc. After nearly 4 years of welcomed MS symptom relief I now find it necessary to be concerned about venous insufficiency in my legs. Neuropathy is common in MS/CCSVI as we know. I believe there is mounting evidence that we need to be vigilant in continual reassessment of the vascular system as part of our individual wellness campaigns.
Some of the people currently in the same study I am are turning to vascular specialists for similar problems after successful angioplasty. For those who have yet to be treated for CCSVI, it may not be a main concern at this time. For those of us who have had the procedure and still have lower mobility issues, numbness or neuropathy a consultation with a vascular specialist would be a prudent course of action. Fore warned is fore armed