Summary of Treatment
The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment
If you broke your arm, would you treat it so it could heal or would you take one pain medication after another to mask the pain for years at a time hoping that it would go away? Headaches and face pain are almost always a result of an injury or dysfunction involving muscles, ligaments and joints. Our goal is to find which ones are causing the problem, help them to heal, and discharge you from treatment free of pain so you don’t need us, and you don’t have to risk the side-effects of medications.
No doubt you and other pain sufferers are becoming more and more aware of the importance of avoiding medications whenever possible. Eighteen doctors from numerous medical schools reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association*, that adverse drug and device reactions “account for as many as 100,000 deaths” per year. Even worse, only half of newly discovered side-effects are made public within seven years of drug approval. In other words, the fact that a medication has been used for many years does not automatically make it safe.
That’s not to say that we disagree with the use of medication. We prescribe them too. However, they should be used for short periods while awaiting healing and not as a means of covering-up the problem.
The treatment which we employ is typically provided in up to three sequential stages. Most of our patients require only Stage I treatment to stop the pain, tinnitus, dizziness, etc.
For more information regarding the procedures contained within these three stages, please click here.