Treatment of Chronic Head Pain and Neck Pain – FAQ
If you have chronic head pain or chronic neck pain, you may not have considered what a dental specialist could do for you. Below are some frequently asked questions about treatment for your neck or head pain.
Q: What symptoms does treatment resolve?
A: The majority of the patients we treat suffer from headaches, migraines, face/jaw pain and other recurring discomforts of the head, neck, mouth and jaw.
Q: What can cause the symptoms resolved by this revolutionary treatment?
A: Improper or unbalanced forces within the head, neck and jaw can be caused by a number of factors. These include dental work, posture, accidents, head trauma and many other conditions.
Q: What procedures are included in the initial exam?
A: The exam includes the use of two unique, patented technologies. In about five minutes, Dr. Wang can provide you with important, objective, diagnostic information, which may help identify the causes of your symptoms. The first device measures the opening and closing of the mouth and the bite forces within the head, neck, jaw and mouth. These detailed measurements even calculate the forces on a tooth-by-tooth basis––both in motion and at rest. Once completed, the digital bite force analysis provides a graphic display of the forces and balances within the mouth. The second device measures the range of motion of the head and neck and instantly mathematically calculates a patient’s deviance from normal motion. This can be the sign of various conditions. Dr. Wang will also perform a detailed head, neck, mouth, jaw and tooth examination to further identify any potential problems. When combined, these proprietary and comprehensive exam methods can show a doctor and a patient the potential problem areas which may be leading to a patient’s unique symptoms. No other dentists in the world are equipped with this unique combination of diagnostic tools and education that are able to lead to immediate symptom resolution for many patients.
Q: What is the purpose of the health head history questionnaire?
A: An examination begins with a questionnaire. It is important to understand what issues and specific symptoms you may be experiencing. It is also important to understand their causes, including accidents or problems going back many years. The more Dr. Wang knows about you and your history of dental, head and neck issues the more likely it is that that they will be able help their patients relieve recurring symptoms.
Q: What is the treatment process?
A: After completing an exam and diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe a personalized program of therapy and rehabilitation designed to lead to lasting symptom resolution. The treatments are painless and drug and needle free. A trained specialist within the dental practice primarily performs the treatments, which utilize technologies originally designed for sports medicine rehabilitation therapy.
Q: How long do the treatments take?
A: Results vary by individual, but many patients are amazed at the relief they feel after their very first treatment. Treatments last about 50 minutes. Depending upon the severity of the diagnosis, patients require from one to twelve treatments, completed weekly. Thus a patient with the most severe diagnosis could achieve lasting relief from their symptoms in about three months.
Q: What will I experience after the first treatment?
A: Depending upon your symptoms, patients often realize immediate relief. To see testimonial videos from actual patients, click here.
Q: What does the treatment program cost?
A: Our clinic is private care. Your first visit is complimentary and the cost of treatment will be determined by the therapy needed for your symptoms.
Q: Is the treatment covered by insurance?
A: This depends upon your insurance carrier and policy. The team at BC Head Pain Institute can explain your insurance coverage and/or financing options just as in any other dental or medical treatment.