craniocervical instability

  1. Joel98

    Indirect ME/CFS improvement possible through more testosterone?

    Hello, I would like to test Clomid / Clomiphene for my low hormone levels. (I have made a detailed post in the hormone thread at the same time) I ask myself the following, in addition to the possible improvement in symptoms due to the hormone deficiency, is it possible that more / a lot of...
  2. frozenborderline

    ME/CFS "theory of everything"/etiology

    Here's a draft I'm working on regarding me/cfs etiology. Would love any feedback. It's not entirely novel, draws on theories by Jeff, jen brea , Erik Johnson, and @Hip https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MnGJs4IzeFi44r_JkEgw5zUEiHF9CRsLCBT7t9umDKE/edit?usp=drivesdk
  3. J

    #MEspine hashtag

    Just FYI, I’ve started a new hashtag on Twitter, #MEspine: https://twitter.com/hashtag/MESpine I know a lot of folks on PR aren’t on Facebook, where a lot of the EDS, tethered cord, Chiari, CCI/AAI, etc. groups are. Hopefully this will make it easier to follow research and patient stories. Most...
  4. B

    Determining the safety of cervical traction: How do you choose a good PT?

    As many of you may know, Dr. Bolognese requires that you report dramatic and immediate positive results from a trial of cervical traction before being accepted as a patient for CCI. Many have already reported dramatic and instantaneous positive results from cervical traction. It seems that if...
  5. B

    My MRI imaging for CCI evaluation

    Okay, so I've got the full set of flexion, extension and neutral MRIs. It would be really cool if @jeff_w, @JenB and @Hip could give their opinion. :) From my amateurish analysis, a lot of the measurements seem borderline or pathological: CXA in neutral is around 139 degrees, which is...
  6. Hip

    CCI SURVEY – for all ME/CFS patients tested for CCI and related conditions (please answer whether tested positive or negative)

    Craniocervical Instability, Chiari and Spinal Stenosis Survey For ME/CFS patients diagnosed positive or negative for CCI and related conditions This survey is for ME/CFS patients who sent their MRI or CT scan to Dr Gilete, Dr Bolognese, Dr Henderson, Prof Smith or another neurosurgeon and...
  7. necessary8

    The RBC-NOX hypothesis

    The RBC-NOX hypothesis Hello again, everyone. Welcome, to the RBC-NOX hypothesis, which I consider by far my best idea yet. It connects the IDO metabolic trap, red blood cell deformability, craniocervical instability (including recoveries after surgery), Alan Light’s research on fatigue...
  8. A

    Finding a Facility for CCI Imaging

    Hi! Has anyone ever compiled a resource of imaging facilities that have a 3T machine and could perform the upright MRI to determine if a patient has CCI? Or does anyone know of any/how I could go about finding one? Dr. Chheda is considering writing the MRI order for me, but let me know that I'd...