The Impact of Neuro-Visceral Applications and Brain Re-mapping on Hashimoto’s: A Functional Neurology Approach, by Gilbert S. Jaudy, DC, FACFN
The patient is 53-year-old female who presented to our clinic on 8/25/08 complaining of thyroid issues, knee pain, general body pain, and back pain.
The patient reported that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease by her family doctor who is deceased. The patient reported that her pain was a 10/10, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst. Sha has had a past medical history of fractured bones, high blood pressure, balance problems, eye pain, blurred vision, belching and gas, gallbladder problems (cholecystectomy), jaw pain, stiffness, chest apin, headaches, dizziness, tremors, hemorrhoids, back/neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, knee/ankle pain, painful joints, weight gain, swollen joints, leg cramps, hip/leg pain, and fatigue. The patient has had three c-sections, bilateral carpal tunnel surgeries, cholecystectomy, and left lobe thyroidectomy. The patient was put on several thyroid medications including levothyroid, levoxyl, and synthroid. She reported an overall feeling of ill-being and increase in her symptoms as well as difficulty walking.
The patient had undergone a comprehensive and extensive neurological and physical examination using standard neurological tests and diagnostics including VNG, posturography, tremorscope, blind spot mapping, She had global sensory and motor deficiencies, in addition to incoordination, cerebellar dysmetria, hyperreflexia, allodynia, anisocoria, posterior center of pressure, asterixis, dyskinesia, frontal release signs, ocular dysmetria, loss of upward and downward saccades compared to horizontal ones.
Systemic Functional Neurology procedures and applications were implemented using various sensory and motor applications, coupled motion reductions, visual and auditory stimulation, cerebellar activation, complex therapeutic activities, home instructions, timed breathing excercises, oxygen therapy and various specific mitochondrial neutraceuticals and phytonutrients. Various applications were administered at an average of 3 times a week for 2 weeks. Then, once a week for 4 weeks.
Within 12 visits the patient’s Hashimoto’s symptoms were stabilized. A thyroid antibodies lab test for TPO’s and antithyroglobulin was ordered on 1-5-2011, which came negative. Today the patient’s symptoms have decreased by 90 % and is currently able to do all her daily activities with hardly any complaints.