Trip to Virginia to seek Alternative Treatment for Kenny's Tourette Syndrome

On Sunday November 7th, my son Kenny and I boarded a plane and flew across country to seek a new treatment for Kenny's Tourette Syndrome. For months we have been doing research on this new treatment discovered by Dr. Brendan Stack whose practice is located in Virginia.
Dr. Brendan Stack is a world renown authority on TMJ treatment and has recently been treating patients with generalized motion disorders and now Tourette Syndrome patients with high success. He has recently discovered that Tourette Syndrome is caused by a derangement of the TM joint and how to eliminate the disabling symptoms associated with Tourette Syndrome

This new treatment for Tourette Syndrome makes use of a properly fitted mouth appliance to relieve pressure on certain nerves to the brain. The treatment has been proven successful on many patients. For more information contact Dr. Stack at 703-821-1103 or visit his website at: The following case report written by Dr. Stack and his colleage Dr. Anthony Sims is very informative as well:
Since arriving home from our trip on November 11 we have seen about a 60%improvement in Kenny's tics associated with Tourettes. We were told by Dr. Stack that it may take 3 - 6 weeks to see even more improvement. I will be sure and post Kenny's progress after this trial time has passed. Until then, enjoy the pictures below of our our trip to Virginia for treatment along with sightseeing pictures of Washington D.C. and Maryland!
Day One (Nov. 7): On the plane getting ready to take off for Virginia!

Day Two (Nov.8): After flying across the United States of America - we finally made it to Dr. Stacks office!

Kenny with Dr. Anthony Sims and Dr. Bredan Stack. Dr. Anthony Sims also provides this new treatment for Tourette Syndrome patients and has worked closely with Dr. Stack for many years. His practice is in Maryland. What an honor it was to meet both of these wonderful Doctors!

Kenny after getting his M.R.I. scan. To the left of Kenny is Tiffany - the M.R. I. specialist and to the right is Sylvia - the receptionist at Tysons Corner Diagnostic Imaging. These ladies were so kind to us!

Day Three (Nov. 9): Kenny and I had some time to got sight seeing in Washington D.C. - Here we are at the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space in front of the very first airplane! Kenny is a huge fan of the Wright Brothers!

In front of the Washington Monument

Getting ready to take the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument.

Our Nation's Capital taken from the top of the Washington Monument.

The White House taken from the top of the Washington Monument

I had the privilege to get my girlie fix during my trip and met a sweet little girl name Penny while visiting the Lincoln Memorial.

Mrs. Washington at the World War II Memorial - my home state!

Kenny in front of Mr. Washington's home state - Kansas!

Taken at the World War II Memorial in front of the Washington Monument - the weather was absolutely beautiful during our visit!

Kenny and I in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Kenny at the Museum of Natural History

Day Four (Nov. 10): Visiting the Annapolis Naval Academy's Visitor's Center - met the lovely tour guide, Alisoun, while waiting for my nephew Harris to be relieved of his shift duty. Kenny loved the space capsule in the background.

My nephew Harris giving us a tour of John Paul John's Crypt - he was the Founding Father of the United States Navy as we know it today!

Kenny in Memorial Hall giving a speech behind the podium. He looks like a character front the Peanuts cartoon - too funny!

Kenny and I so enjoyed our time with my nephew Harris who is a cadet at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. We are so proud of Harris!

Day Five (Nov. 11): Dr. Stack inserting Kenny's new retainer.

Wow! Kenny happy to get some relief from his tics associated with Tourettes finally!

Calling Daddy to let him know we are on board the airplane and on our way home!

Thank you to our Alaska Airline pilots for getting us home safely!


  1. How did your son do with this treatment over time? My daughter has TS too and so I am interested if this is an effective treatment.

  2. Hi, I have Tourettes also. I'm in my thirties and was considering seeing Dr Stacks. How is your son? Did he a great improvement after using the TMJ appliance? Did his ticks go completely? I would love to hear from you. I'm so desperate to get some sort of ease with my tics.


  3. Hi-
    How has treatment gone? We're interested in a follow up post as I'm considering treatment with them.

  4. Hi

    My best friend is considering taking her son to Washington to see Dr. Stacks. Her son has very aggressive TS. Can you please let us know if your son Kenny continued to do well with his mouthpiece? We can see by the video that the mouthpiece seems to work very well, yet there are no long range follow up reports available. Please let us know if he has experienced continued relief?


  5. I just met with Kenny today for the first time. He is virtually tic free! It has inspired me to look into this treatment for myself.