Rhythmic palatal myoclonus (RPM) is a rare movement disorder consisting of continuous synchronous jerks of the soft palate, muscles innervated by other cranial nerves and, rarely, trunk and limb muscles. Patients with essential RPM usually have objective earclicks as their typical complaint which is rare in the symptomatic form. Eye and extremity muscles are never involved.
I am a Chiropractor and work mainly with chronic neurological conditions such as PM. I have developed a method called functional cranial release that has given PM sufferers their life back. Please feel free to look over some of the video’s on this site explaining what I do and some testimonials from PM patients I have treated.
I just wanted to announce to the group I have begun writing a paper for publication in the medical journals. It’s interesting to embark on such a task as it gets one to really delve into the literature to better explain whats happening in the brain with various forms of brain activation in which seem to help create neuroplasticity that re-afferentates the inferior olivary nucleus which is the primary area that is an issue with PM. There are several aspects of my work that could have various effects to correct the myoclonus and in this paper I need to explain all possibilities. I’ll keep you in the loop as my work progresses. Please keep in mind that there will NEVER be a drug or injection or herb that will cure PM!!! All of these do not specifically effect certain pathways. Drugs and such can only increase or decrease brain activity and it is a global effect. What needs to happen with PM is you need to have very specific pathways activated in order to “rewire” the brain. Specifically the dentato-rubro and rubro-olivary (central segmental) pathways. But also there maybe be ways to activate the olivary nucleus to stabilize through presynaptic and postsynaptic pathways. As my work evolves I may be able to better treat the large variety of presentations that PM folks present to me. Sorry for rambling on but it’s exciting to be able to help such a horrible condition!
This is an amazing story from Fox News in Memphis of a man with Palatal Myoclonus who was treated by Dr. Allen Goode who is a certified FCR doctor trained by Dr. John Lieurance, DC the developer of FCR. Functional Cranial Release or FCR is a method which has successfully treated many difficult neurological diseases through the use of specific endo-nasal balloon adjusting along with Chiropractic Functional Neurology. Dr. John Lieurance has successfully treated more Palatal myoclonus patients than any other single physician on the planet which makes him the worlds expert on the disease. He has many of these cases posted on his web site www.palatalmyoclonushelp.com where dozens of real patients share there struggles with PM and the successful results through the FCR treatment. Dr. Lieurance personally coached Dr. Goode with Joel in his treatment and hopes that eventually with the right combination of care Joel can live completely free of PM.
This was a young man who traveled from California to Florida to receive FCR. His condition was treated using endo-nasal balloon adjustments, PEMF, Glutathione nebulizer, and Functional Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. John Lieurance is leading the way in the treatment of Palatal Myoclonus and has treated more of these cases world wide than any other hospital, clinic, or single physician.
This was a woman who traveled from virginia to Florida to receive FCR. Her condition was treated using endo-nasal balloon adjustments, PEMF, Glutathione nebulizer, and Functional Chiropractic Neurology.
This was a young man who traveled from Ireland to Florida to receive FCR. His condition was treated using endo-nasal balloon adjustments, PEMF, Glutathione nebulizer, and Functional Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. John Lieurance is leading the way in the treatment of Palatal Myoclonus and has treated more of these cases world wide than any other hospital, clinic, or single physician.
The below is this patient!
Essential palatal myoclonus following dental surgery: a case report.
Lam JH, et al. Show all
J Med Case Rep. 2013 Oct 14;7(1):241. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-7-241.
College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK. H.P.J.Lam@sms.ed.ac.uk.
INTRODUCTION: Various presentations of essential palatal myoclonus, a condition characterized by clicking noises and palatal muscle spasm, have been reported in the literature. We are reporting the first case of essential palatal myoclonus following dental treatment.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old Caucasian man presented to our Ear, Nose and Throat department complaining of objective clicking tinnitus occurring immediately after he had undergone root canal treatment on his right lower third molar 3 months ago. Magnetic resonance imaging of his head revealed no abnormalities in the cerebrum, cerebellum or brainstem making the diagnosis essential palatal myoclonus. He returned a week later, and 20 units of botulinum toxin A (Allergan) were injected into his left tensor veli palatine muscle. He reported an immediate improvement; however, symptoms recurred 6 months later.
CONCLUSIONS: Dental treatment can be a trigger of essential palatal myoclonus. Botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment for short-term relief of symptoms.
After he had 8 months of relief from Palatal myoclonus from his first series of PEMF, Glutathione nebulizer, functional chiropractic neurology, and endonasal balloon adjusting which is called functional cranial release or FCR. This was done in Sarasota Florida by Dr. John Lieurance, who has successfully treated many cases of palatal myoclonus using these methods. To date he has treated more PM cases than any other single doctor world wide!
A 64-year-old woman had sudden onset of clouded consciousness, left hemiparesis, and dysarthria. She was found to have pontine hemorrhage on cranial computed tomography at the local hospital. Medical treatment was begun immediately, with subsequent gradual clearing of consciousness. She was admitted to our hospital 2 months later for the purpose of rehabilitation. Neurologic examination showed that she was alert and not demented. Although mild spastic dysarthria was noted, palatal myoclonus was not detected. Tendon reflexes were moderately exaggerated on the left side, with depressed superficial sensation on the same side. She showed intention tremor in the left arm. Ten months later, cranial magnetic resonance images disclosed an olivary prominence of the medulla on the right side on T1-weighted imaging (Figure, A) and a hyperintense ovoid area of the right inferior olive on T2-weighted imaging (Figure, B). This prompted us to reexamine the palate, and we found a palatal myoclonus with a frequency of 60 to 80 times per minute. The woman continues to have mild left hemiparesis, but lives independently.
Another Palatal myoclonus patient finds relief with FCR Treatment. After a year with palatal myoclonus and many doctors who are unfamiliar with the disease she found Dr. John and Functional Cranial Release or FCR. In this video you will see specific endonasal balloon adjusting along with functional chiropractic neurology.
You can contact Dr John and the Functional Cranial Research Institute at (941) 330-8553 or e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
This young man was brought to Florida with his mother. The results speak can be a correction for folks suffering from palatal myoclonus and traditional treatment offers nothing but botox and medications. Dr. John Lieurance has treated many cases and many success stories.
This young lady was brought across the pond from England to Florida with her father who is an Osteopathic Physician. The results speak can be a correction for folks suffering from palatal myoclonus and traditional treatment offers nothing but botox and medications. Dr. John Lieurance has treated many cases and many success stories.