Almost six years after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Sharon Richardson heard that blockages in neck veins draining blood from her brain could have triggered the debilitating disease, which is marked by fatigue, weakness and pain. She quickly took to the web to investigate the theory, proposed by Dr. Paolo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon in Italy, in April 2009.
Two months later, Richardson was one of the first MS patients in the U.S. to undergo testing for the blockage, called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. The ABC Story below, like many news stories seems to ask more questions than it answers.
Sharon is now the President of the CCSVI Alliance, a valuable resource for MS patients looking for the answers many news sources seem reluctant to cover. (Thanks to Ken Torbert posting this at CCSVI Locator).