1) The operations should be considered only for patients with abnormal neurological exams and abnormal findings on MRI’s of the base of the skull and neck.Unfortunately, most patients with these problems are never examined neurologically — given that the party line has been that chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are probably caused by infections or immune system disorders. 2) This surgical treatment must definitely be considered experimental. It is too early to tell how long results will last and which patients might most benefit. The results from these neurosurgeons need to be published and examined by others. That has not yet happened.
But having said this, I am personally excited about the possibility that this surgery might help properly selected patients. I urge those of you afflicted with either chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia to watch our report tonight and see for yourself.