She had been treated by several neurologists who diagnosed her, at different times, with Migraine, Headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, atypical dystonia, SUNCT and Tourette’s syndrome. They tried various medications: Tegretol, Prednisone, Neurontin, Lyrica, Topamax and other anti-seizure and anti-depressant medications without any improvement. There were steroid injections into the back of the neck as well.
She was told that since nothing they tried worked, it must be a psychological issue. She needs to learn to accept it.
Through Neuromuscular orthotic therapy and neuromuscular orthodontic treatment she is 90% pain free and completely off ALL medications. Once the optimal bite was diagnosed through advanced Neuromuscular protocols, moving the teeth along with bone support and gum tissue to this position is called Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics. This is different from traditional orthodontics where are teeth are moved to give a nice smile. 4 out of 5 patients we treat for TMD had previously had traditional orthodontics.
If you are interested in what Neuromuscular Dentistry can do for you please give us a call here at Smile Columbia at (803) 781-9090. Dr. Hahn has extensive training in Neuromuscular Dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health.