The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI
Rapid advances in MRI are transforming the treatment of patients suffering from the craniocervical syndrome (CCS). Articles in this publication have been written by leading international experts in the field to provide practioners with a better understanding of the subtle anatomy and MRI appearances at the craniocervical junction, along with insight into the clinical significance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow measurements and their relationship to posture. The surgical management of patients with damage to the ligaments at the craniocervical junction and the role of cervical spinal trauma in neurodegenerative diseases as well as CSF flow obstructions are also discussed.
This publication is valuable reading for practioners in the fields of radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, orthopaedic surgery as well as for chiropractors and osteopaths.
Raymond Damadian, MD and David Chu, PhD of FONAR Corporation contributed a chapter entitled "The Possible Role of Craniocervical Trauma and Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis and the Craniocervical Syndrome.” Their published abstract reveals: "The importance of visualizing and measuring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow dynamics of patients in the upright position is described. Recent observations from the FONAR Upright® Weight-Bearing Multi-PositionTM MRI likely to provide a new understanding of the origin of neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, are discussed. The vulnerability of the human neck and its impact on CSF flow throughout the brain and spine is also linked to properly identifying the craniocervical syndrome given its plethora of symptoms.”
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