Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Stunning Discovery to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Inspired by Love

CCSVI and the Liberation Treatment

Under the fountains and under the graves,

Under floods that are deepest

which Neptune obey,

Over rocks that are steepest,  Love will find the way.


A stunning new discovery for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS),   has sent shock waves throughout the world. On November 21st,   CTV’s  current affair program,  “W5”, aired a segment about Dr. Paolo Zamboni, an Italian vascular surgeon,   who found that a structural defect in the veins could be causing symptoms of MS.  This possible breakthrough has sparked a new paradigm shift in looking at this deadly disease.

Multiple Sclerosis up to now had been considered an autoimmune disorder caused by a person’s immune cells attacking neurons in the spinal cord and brain.   Patients with MS would usually have brain scans that exhibited white spots.    These spots indicated areas of the active disease.    Doctors believed that the high levels of iron in the brain of MS patients were a by-product of the condition.

Research had been primarily focused on this model, that is until one day in the ancient city of Ferrara, Italy, a man’s love for his wife opened a door of hope.

Dr. Paola Zamboni is a former vascular surgeon and professor at the University of Ferrara in Italy.   About a decade ago,  his wife,   Elena,  was diagnosed with MS. Dr. Zamboni decided to help his wife by learning more about MS.

Dr. Zamboni began by posing questions about the phenomenon of iron deposits in the brains of patients with MS.    He wondered if it was possible that the iron came from blood improperly collecting in the brain.    Examining MS patients with Dopplar ultrasound, he found 100% of the patients had narrowing or blockage of the veins that flush blood from the brain.     People without MS did not have these blockages of the veins.

Dr. Zamboni thinks that due to the dysfunction of drainage of the veins, the blood reverses back into the brain,  where extra iron is deposited.    He called this vein disorder Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency or CCSVI.

To mend these blockages,  Dr. Zamboni developed a surgical procedure to improve blood flow into the brain by opening up veins in the neck.    According to the CTV reports, he has performed his surgery, called “la liberation” in Italian, on 120 MS patients.     Because the surgery freed the blood flow,  the team dubbed the procedure “The Liberation Treatment.”

Investigative clinical trials have begun based on his findings. Dr. Robert Zividinov, of the University of Buffalo, hopes to enroll MS patients, from the United States and Canada, to undergo ultrasound and MRI neck scans to detect blocked veins.

A study of 65 patients afflicted with MS will be published in the “Journal of Vascular Surgery”.    These patients underwent the Liberation Treatment.   Some patients that were interviewed stated that they had no MS attacks since the surgery.

The MS Societies of Canada and the U.S. are cautious in their  support of Dr. Zamboni’s work thus far.   But this new discovery seems to be generating a lot of interest among MS patients.    And some surgeons in the U.S. are now offering Dr. Zamboni’s surgery.    MS, afflicts 2.5 million people worldwide.

But all of this began with a husband trying to help his wife’s suffering with his love.    Elena, Dr. Zamboni’s wife, was one of his first patients to receive the surgery.   After many years of MS attacks,  she now has no signs of a disability.    Over the rocks that are steepest, love will always find a way.

We thanketh Dr. Zamboni for caring about those who suffer and for searching with an open mind.   We pray this discovery will open the door for millions who have this debilitating disease.

Resources and contacts can be found on CTV’s  Website.

“I am confident that this could be a revolution for the research and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis,” Dr. Zamboni.

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot

News Update (Dec. 2nd)   from Dr. Haacke, Director, MR Research Facility, Detroit, MI, USA

Many sites are in the process of gettig IRB approval to study MS patients for the CCSVI and SWI connection.  We do not have it yet.   Please check into the website after Christmas and we will post the status of our proposal.  We cannot solicit patients for research until such approvals are obtained.  Please do not send us any data at this time.  It takes a special set of MR sequences to investigate the vessels in the head and neck.

EXCITING UPDATE:   November 24th

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is calling on researchers to submit proposals for funding studies on the Liberation Treatment.  This is good news for all the Knights that suffer with MS.

Read More at the W5 Website: MS Society Calls for Research into Experimental Therapy

UPDATE: Dec 18th     Researchers at University of British Columbia Hospital’s MS Clinic, in Canada, are planning to study the theory using imaging techniques.  It will be the most comprehensive examination of this theory in the world.  Read more at ” BC  Clinic  Planning to Research MS Vein Theory”

About The Author


19 Responses to “Stunning Discovery to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Inspired by Love”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Robert Groth, Lady Sharon. Lady Sharon said: Discovery to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Inspired by Love – Dysfunction of veins may be the cause. CCSVI […]

  2. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by SharonofCamelot: Discovery to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Inspired by Love – Dysfunction of veins may be the cause. CCSVI

  3. […] Knights of the Pain Table » Stunning Discovery to Treat Multiple … […]

  4. Gary Harris says:

    I have Had MAS for 12 years and this sounds like it could be a cure Rather than another Too slow the progression Drug I was on lAvonex for about 6 years then switch to Tysabri 2 1/s years ago So far so good but how do you really know? It hasnt helped my balance or walking at all? If there is a Trial Program Near Detroit,Michigan I would like to participate. Thank you Gary Harrisjpme 248 7383913

  5. Gary Harris says:

    Sounds like I would like to be a part of a Trial Program if possible near Detroit Michigan
    So glad this is not just another Slow the Progression Drug but an actual Cure!!

  6. Lady Sharon says:

    Dear Gary,

    It is an exciting development that has a very quick relief from symptoms. I do pray that it is able to help Knights with MS, such as yourself. It seems at least you have some control over your MS at the moment. Perhaps this might help in the future.

    On the W5 report it lists a few of the places that are doing studies on this subject.

    Prof. Mark Haake, a neuro-imaging scientist at McMaster University and Wayne State University in Detroit is also intrigued by Zamboni’s findings.
    Haake too is initiating a study, asking neurological centres across North America and Europe to take some extra MRI scans of the neck and upper chest of MS patients. The scans can then be electronically sent to his research team for analysis.

    To Contact
    HUH-MR Research G030/Radiology, 3990 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone: (313) 745-1395
    Fax: (313) 745-9182
    Prof. Haake can be contacted in Hamilton, Ontario
    Web Site

    The University of Buffalo is where they have started research. You can contact them here.

    Our wishes are with you Sir Gary as you fight for freedom from this disease. Let us know how you are doing. Take Care.

    Lady Sharon

  7. Maryke Straw says:

    I would like to become an MS guinea pig for the Liberation Treatment.
    Thank you
    Maryke Straw

  8. Lady Sharon says:

    Welcome Mayrke,

    I may not be able to change you into a guinea pig, as Merlin our magician does that type of magic in Camelot, 🙂 but Ithinketh I can help in other ways.

    It makes us happy that perhaps there is something that may help those who suffer with this terrible disease. I have just updated some news about the future studies. This way you can keep up to date. See above. I shall also email you to make sure you receive the information.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and let us know how you progress, as we all ride with you in Camelot.

    Lady Sharon
    Scribe of Camelot

  9. wed says:

    i have had ms since i was 16, if anyone can tell please if any resear me if they started any research in boston

  10. Lady Sharon says:

    Hi Wed,

    I do not see any studies planned in Boston yet. Right now just a few places will do the study. I think at this point we might have to wait for those results before anyone begins to get regular treatment. Perhaps your doctor has more information in your area. If you are willing to travel I think the closest would be Buffalo, New York. Here is the link for that location.

    Since there is such a demand for these studies, I am sure they are progressing at the fastest rate possible. I pray this discovery can help you, as you have suffered from such a young age. Thank you for visiting Camelot.

    Lady Sharon

  11. Thanks for posting that article, it feeds the mind and eases the eagerness of the reader… Compassion to give such these information and things made a great contribution in the world of the website, for the one who sees it and need it like me… Hope to add more stuff and some fresh ideas…

  12. Donna says:

    This is a very interesting article. We would be interested in hearing how Dr. Zamboni’s wife is doing as it is nearly a year since she had the treatment. My sister and my niece both suffer from M.S. and any information we could receive would be very much appreciated. Thank you , Sincerely, Donna

  13. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  14. cream acne says:

    i have had ms since i was 16, if anyone can tell please if any resear me if they started any research in boston

  15. Lady Sharon says:

    You are most welcome. Knowledge shared gives each of us more power to help one another. Take good care.

    Lady Sharon

  16. Lady Sharon says:

    Dear Donna,

    My apologies for not replying sooner. I attempted to find out some information for you. I did read that Dr. Zamboni’s wife has been symptom free for three years but I do not know how she has been this past year. I found the following paragraph which indicates that Dr. Zamboni will continue to research the efficacy of the liberation treatment. We should hear more once that is completed.

    “Dr. Zamboni mentioned that in 2011, he will begin a state-approved double-blinded trial which will follow a large group of MS patients after they receive balloon angioplasties. The study will involve about 15 medical centers in Italy, and Dr. Zamboni hopes that it will clear up any residual doubt in the so-called placebo effect of his treatment.”

    Thank you Donna for caring about those you love. I pray they can be helped in the near future.

    Lady Sharon

  17. Lady Sharon says:

    Dear Noel,

    The contact page can be found at the top of the website. If you would like to send me an email, I can be contacted at

    Thank you for your interest and take good care.

    Lady Sharon

  18. Lady Sharon says:

    Wilcume to Camelot,

    I attempted to find an answer to your question. Apparently Boston University’s vascular department is starting studies up on CCSVI as well as Johns Hopkins and possibly Georgetown. Perhaps you could contact Boston University and they would be able to tell you.
    I pray that you find some relief.

    Lady Sharon
    Scribe of Camelot

  19. Lady Sharon says:

    Hi Adam,

    You are so kind to share a link that is a great resource for those who are suffering. There are many who do not know where to go for information so this will help them. Thank you Adam for riding by Camelot and please visit anytime.

    Lady Sharon,
    Scribe of Camelot