Blog- CCI Surgery; a neurologist’s perspective

A subset of the population of those that suffer with hypermobility, mast cell activation, and dysautonomia will develop what has become to be known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A small percentage of these patients develop worsening and progressive symptoms thought to be due to cranio-cervical instability (CCI) or atlanto-axial instability […]

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The Brain-Vagus-Gut Connection

The connection between our guts and our brains cannot be denied. While the relationship between the gut and the brain has been known since the 19th century in terms of control of peristalsis, or motility, we have developed a greater understanding of just how important the crosstalk is between the two organs. The burgeoning field […]

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Mast cells are implicated in a wide array of disorders. At one extreme is mastocytosis with a true proliferation of mast cells. At the other end, and often all in between, are the mast cell activation disorders where there is episodic activation and degranulation of mast cells and release of their contents, mainly histamine, causing […]

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