Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Poor Gait, Stooped, Rigidity, Pain - Zelka's father
(Music) My dad also came with me on this visit to Dr. Jaudy. He's 81 years old, and he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, and he was having trouble with his gait. He was shuffling his feet, very stooped posture, tremendous back pain, the leaning forward sensation, the... Trying to think. Capture everything here: the blank stare on his face, you know, the rigidity and just overall muscle and body pain. When Dr. Jaudy diagnosed him, he did not think he had Parkinson's.
He thought that he had another neurological disease, which I never even heard about, called PSP. I think the technical name is progressive supranuclear palsy. Tough to get out. So anyway, a lot of the symptoms do mirror Parkinson's, but there are some distinctions.
So again, after those same eight days, you know, dad's therapies are definitely more, you know, brain based, but following Dr. Jaudy's instructions, I mean we are doing intense treatments, because we are from out of town, you know, so we're trying to get in the most that we can. He is walking so much straighter. He's not complaining of his back pain anymore.
He's actually even... Patients here in the clinic, because we all sit and kind of watch each other do our little exercises, and cheer each other on. They're all commenting about how much straighter he's walking, that he's actually smiling, so he's made a huge, huge improvement.
I'm ecstatic, really about his as well. So, well, originally we were only supposed to stay for a week, and after, you know, Dr. Jaudy spoke with both of us, you know, he felt he needed more time to do, you know, the work that he thought would improve our conditions, and one of the other things that I really liked about Dr. Jaudy was he didn't feel that week was enough, and, you know, he said I'd really, really would like for you to stay an additional week because I don't want to do a disservice to you, because he takes so much pride in what he does, so you know, after some thought, it wasn't easy because of work, and, you know, other commitments, but based on what he explained to us and just the improvements we had after a couple days, we decided to stay the full..
Tomorrow will be two weeks, and we're going to be heading home, and much better spirits, feeling a lot better. I think our family's just going to be amazed when they see us both, and, you know, we don't have it ironed out yet, but somewhere down the road, you know, road, we will be coming back for follow-up visits, and you can't put a price on your health, or, you know, think that a practitioner is too far. Again, we're from Chicago. Wherever you are in the world, he is definitely worth coming to see. (Music).
(Music) My dad also came with me on this visit to Dr. Jaudy. He's 81 years old, and he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, and he was having trouble with his gait. He was shuffling…By: Dr. Gilbert Jaudy