Category Archives: neuromyelitis optica

CSF, Clapotis, Cisterns and Cysts

It is possible that faulty CSF flow through the foramen magnum and upper cervical spine can result in standing waves and water hammers that causes cysts to form in the cisterns, subarachnoid spaces and central canal. Continue reading

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The Missed Measure of Man

The design of the posterior fossa predisposes humans to normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), Chiari malformations, cysts such as Dandy-Walker syndrome, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Continue reading

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C1, C2 and CSF Flow

The upper cervical spine is critical to the movement of CSF into and out of the brain and cord, which is important to cushioning, protection and support of the brain. Upper cervical misalignments, design problems and degenerative conditions can interfere with CSF flow and function. Continue reading

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Chiari Malformations and Cranial Nerves

Upright posture predisposes humans to Chiari malformations in which the brainstem gets compressed into the foramen magnum. A similar situation may lead to compression of the optic nerve and subsequent optic neuritis.
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Skull Design and Brainstem Compression

Among other things, the posterior fossa is shorter in European skulls compared to Asian and African designs, which may expalin the difference in the incidence of multiple sclerosis, optic spinal MS and Devic’s disease seen in the different races. Continue reading

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Round Heads and Devic’s MS

Rounder head designs may predispose Asians and African-Americans to a more severe form of MS called Devic’s disease, which is also known as neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or optic spinal MS. Continue reading

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Square Heads and MS

Racial differences in the design of the skull may account for the higher incidence of classic multiple sclerosis sen in European races compared to a variant form, called Devic’s disease, seen in Asians and African-Americans. Continue reading

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