I want to…help Dr. Lieurance, D.C. promote his unique therapy with functional neurology. For me to see the changes in balance and the resulting calming effect is amazing to me. After living with this for 60 years, I find it phenomenal that my brain is able to make the changes that it is: brain neuroplasticity is a heavy player in research. I am glad I am living proof that “old dogs CAN learn new tricks”. The improvement in my quality of life continues to surprise me—as I never knew it could be this way—I just had adapted to what I knew as “normal”. Now people invading my personal space is not as overwhelming and threatening. I don’t get nearly as upset if someone bumps into me, or touches me. No longer do I feel like I am losing my balance when I turn quickly, go up or down stairs or make quick movements. My sense of security is improving as I am not having to monitor every movement, I am enjoying exercise more. Eating is becoming more reasonable, as I am not as likely to eat to calm my stomach, as it is not as constantly upset (think vertigo nausea).
This is not traditional vestibular therapy: it is very skilled/specialized and individualized—no cookbook methods here. Dr. Lieurance has had extensive training in functional neurology, and returns to be a lead in grand rounds 2 times a year where he trained. I have always avoided traditional vestibular therapy as I felt it would make me worse. Sensory processing therapy which would have been more appropriate is not readily available in the valley for adults. I feel I have found a gold mine in Dr. Lieurance’s practice, and my therapist, Paul who is an AIS specialist is fantastic. I want to get the word out so others can benefit as well.”
Using endo-nasal balloon adjusting, functional neurology and other techniques Dr. John Lieurance treats chronic neck pain from dystonia as a result of a whiplash injury. This is related to her concussion from the brain being whipped in the auto accident. You can see Dr. John in Sarasota Florida (941) 330-85553
Explore a new and exciting way of treating headaches and head pain that is associated with TMJ, Vertigo and pain behind the eye. Because these problems are almost always associated with something functional wrong with the brain, skull or cranium and the spine medications will never be the answer even though all of the medically trained neurologists try and push their drugs to you they will never fix your problem. visit this site and explore a new way of treatment that will open your mind to new possibilities. We are located in Sarasota, Florida (941) 330-8553
Dr. John Lieurance can you explain what the balloons do? I have tried many of the “conventional” methods for treating this. Next is botox, if that doesn’t work I am interested in trying FCR.
Thanks for asking. I’m still not 100% sure what the primary action the balloons is having for PM or that its multiple. My theory’s are that it could be mechanical see picture below as the manipulation the balloon makes is so close to the action of the the soft palate (also known as velum or muscular palate).
The following are the muscles that can be involved in Palatal Myoclonus.
- Tensor veli palatini, which is involved in swallowing
- Palatoglossus, involved in swallowing
- Palatopharyngeus, involved in breathing
- Levator veli palatini, involved in swallowing
- Musculus uvulae, which moves the uvula
Notice above the proximity of the nasal cavity to the muscles of the palate/velum. Next look below and see the cranial bones such as the palatine bone, vomer and sphenoid. The vomer is midline nd is not depicted in the second picture but is very important and is manipulated with FCR.
The second theory is that it’s neurological through the trigeminal nucleus and that the inflation is somehow interrupting the windup in the inferior olivary nucleus. Since the sinus’ are innervated through the trigeminal nucleus. The soft palate muscles are innervated by the vagus nerve, with the exception of the tensor veli palatini. The tensor veli palatini is innervated by the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Somatosensory Trigeminal Projections to the Inferior Olive, Cerebellum and other Precerebellar Nuclei. This then corrects the dentato-rubro-olivary pathway that is dysfunctional in Palatal Myoclonus.
To date I have treated 26 cases of palatal myoclonus and have seen more success with these cases than failure. Most cases also have head pressure along with the “clicking” from the myoclonus pulling on the eustachian tube to the inner ear. I have found the head pressure almost always goes away with endo-nasal balloon adjusting (FCR) and the myoclonus has been relieved by the endo-nasal balloons on some cases but generally these cases also require specific activation of the brain described as functional neurological exercises. These exercises are based on a detailed neurological evaluation and also sacciometry testing. I also use Glutathione nebulized (GlutaGenisis) and PEMF of the brain to support the brain with it’s neuroplasticity (healing). Many cases have had the 4 day series and had complete resolution of PM. It should be important to note that some cases required follow up treatment. I generally see these cases for a 4 day course of care. Some cases require follow series. I have seen some cases receive incremental improvements in the symptoms of palatal myoclonus. I
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You may wish to know the result I have experienced from the FCR done May 5 – 8 as part of your class. The only real change has been that I can now fully breath through my right nostril. It is VERY refreshing!! Something that I have not been able to do since I broke my nose falling down a full flight of stairs when I was about 7 yrs old. To really be able to fill my lungs fully with little effort now is bound to be very beneficial to my overall health. I have so much fun taking big deep breaths now!!! Especially in the good, clear, refreshing air here in the rural mountains of Vermont!
This has eliminated the congestion I have always felt in the left side of my head and face. My right eye finally looks and feels healthy. My nose is clear and open when I wake up every morning. One or two gentle blows and I’m all set . I used to have to work on it throughout the day, and never really felt the passage way clear. I am sure the feeling during the treatment was because you were moving some very well set, overgrown bones from the healing of the break, even though my family doctor reset my nose well after the break. The fall had knocked out my two front teeth and left my unconscious for 25 min. It was major! And diid a job on my spinal bones that have had me going to Chiropractors for years.
I was attributing much of this to the bad PT that was done on my jaw and roof of my month some 20 years ago. It was very noticeable that the roof of my mouth had been pushed up. That feels and looks lower after the FCR. – Good!