Kompetenznetzwerk Kopfschmerzen Course of treatment

Course of Treatment

As a patient in pain, you might have a long history of suffering behind you, with many visits to doctors, and want nothing more than a quick cure or at least some fast help in ameliorating your symptoms. That is understandable – yet we ask for your patience, because your time, and especially your active participation, are very important to successful treatment. In particular with chronic problems, a diagnosis and the therapy are very involved and long-term success can only be achieved if there is close collaboration between the therapists and the patient. That is why we consciously take the time and invest the thoroughness necessary to provide more than just a short-term, but rather a long-term, definitive solution to your pain.

Any sensible therapy begins with an initial conversation, followed by an extensive and thorough dental and physiotherapeutic examination, which form the basis for an ongoing relationship of trust and cooperation between the therapist and the patient. With our integrated approach, we thoroughly investigate the causes of your pain. Thanks to modern technical aids, the treatment will always be gentle and sensitive. Following the initial dental examination, the second step in the diagnostic procedure is to measure the TMJ using a computer-aided optical-electronic device. The therapy that follows usually involves a largely-invisible mouthguard, which helps restore elements of the cervical spine to normal function; healthy joint relationships are fixed, posture is improved, and the dysfunctional processing of stimuli in the brain is permanently reduced. You’ll feel it!

Another emphasis of the therapy are special physiotherapeutic applications according to the CSC method. You will need to set aside a lot of time for this; the therapy treats primarily the head-neck region, which is what sends the most dysfunctional input to the relevant brain struc-tures and thus triggers the pain. Of course, the entire body must also be included in the therapy and, depending on how you react, there may be small adjustments and fine-tuning over the course of the therapy. But don’t worry. At the beginning, you will have therapy sessions more often, but later they will become fewer and fewer. After we have achieved a long-lasting reduction in your symptoms, we will work towards a permanent replacement for the mouthguard. The guard can be replaced by a prosthetic, jaw orthopedic measures, by grinding down the teeth, or by a combination of those approaches. If you don’t want that, the mouthguard, much like a pair of glasses, can be worn all the time, or at least at night. After the active therapeutic phase is completed, you should return for a checkup once or twice per year, even if you have no symptoms.

We are confident that together we can make sure that you will soon be feeling better. If, however, the therapeutic measures described here do not achieve the desired effect, additional medical specialists from the network will be called upon. Give yourself, and us, time – it’s worth it.