Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord. The body’s immune system attacks the protective covering around the nerves that control movement and other body functions. This damage can result in slower or blocked communication between the brain and the rest of the body. People with MS may experience symptoms such as numbness, weakness, double vision or difficulty speaking. The disease tends to get worse over time and can lead to permanent disabilities.
Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency
A recent theory proposed that an abnormality in the vein that drains blood from the brain and spinal cord may be associated with MS and that treating this problem might hold promise as a treatment for MS. The abnormality is known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care endorses this recommendation.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided the following response: The Ministry agrees with this recommendation.