EPs are recordings of the nervous system’s electrical response to the stimulation of specific sensory pathways (., visual, auditory, general sensory). In tests of evoked potentials, a person’s recorded responses are displayed on an oscilloscope and analyzed on a computer that allows comparison with normal response times. Demyelination results in a slowing of response time. EPs can demonstrate lesions along specific nerve pathways whether or not the lesions are producing symptoms, thus making this test useful in confirming the diagnosis of MS. Visual evoked potentials are considered the most useful in MS.
Patients suffering from encroachment on the cervical spinal cord from degenerative changes of the cervical spine can be safely and effectively treated without surgery using a precise method of cervical mobilization/manipulation, physical therapies, rehabilitation and allied physical modalities designed specifically for this condition. This is especially meaningful since these patients had meaningful decrease in pain and disability while reducing or eliminating their pain medications. This may give patients another treatment option without the risks of surgery. This study coincides with others and warrants further larger studies to see if it can be reproduced by other facilities.
Remember, nothing is alleged to--or can have--happened to all of MLB over some one or two seasons: the claim is that PEDs were being used at a slowly but steadily increasing rate (and thus "distorting records") from very roughly 1980 through the present. Were that so, or anything like it, we would expect to see a clear long-term uptrend during this period. But we don't: we see a nearly flat line that, if anything, slopes slightly down. The "boost" just isn't there. But that doesn't seem to stop anyone from talking about it.