What symptoms can be resolved by The Migraine Headache Relief Center of PA?
Most of the patients we treat are suffering with symptoms pertaining to headaches, migraines, face and jaw pain, TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and other recurring discomforts of the head, neck, mouth and jaw. Most symptoms can be resolved by addressing the root causes of your pain through the application of appropriate treatment protocols over a 12 week period.
What can cause the symptoms resolved by treatments offered through MHRPA?
Improper or unbalanced forces within the head, neck, teeth and jaw joints can be caused by a number of factors including: poorly executed dental work; repetitively poor work posture; traumatic accidents to the head, neck or face; many other conditions.
What can I expect during the preliminary exam?
First and foremost you can expect to get solid answers about the unique forces that are working in tandem to create your pain. We provide important, objective, and thorough diagnostic information regarding the root causes of your painful symptoms.
Your first exam will last about 2 hours, and every moment is worth it because what we learn on this day allows us to create a complete customized treatment protocol just for you.
Exactly what is involved in the diagnostic process?
The diagnostic process includes a computerized measurement of the force balance in your mouth on a tooth by tooth basis, as well as computerized measurements of muscle movement disability. A comprehensive Range of Motion Exam will be performed and your mouth movements will be accurately measured. With these easy and painless tests you can expect to see first hand where your problems are stemming from.
The remainder of your comprehensive examination will help you and Dr. Harris pinpoint other related areas of mouth health, muscle health, tooth related issues, and other potential problem areas which will be addressed during your treatment.
The experience is quite revealing because finally you will have a chance to be properly diagnosed by the most qualified care providers. Most physicians are not properly trained and prepared to shed light on the root causes of your pain, but we are.
Are all of the office visits going to be 2 hours long?
No. Treatment can begin immediately after diagnosis in most cases, so this is why we ask you to plan for a 2 hour initial visit. However, you will not need to be re-diagnosed again.
All subsequent treatment visits are weekly and last only about 50 minutes. A full course of treatment lasts about 12 weeks, so it is possible to become pain-free in less than three months with a normal response to treatment.
How does the MHRPA treatment process work?
Once a thorough diagnostic exam has revealed the correct and complete diagnoses, The Migraine Headache Relief Center of PA will create a personalized regimen of therapy and rehabilitation designed to lead to a lasting resolution of your painful symptoms.
The treatments are primarily performed by a specialist within the dental practice and utilize patented, FDA cleared technologies — many of which are derived from the field of advanced sports medicine therapy. Because our therapies are themselves painless, as well as drug and needle free, you can expect a very comfortable experience free of stress and anxiety. Our staff are fully committed to making your treatment visits as pleasant as humanly possible.
What will I experience after the first treatment?
Depending upon your unique condition and symptoms, patients frequently experience immediate pain relief and objective improvement. Additional treatments can provide even more pain relief, and patients usually see consistent improvement over their uniquely prescribed course of treatment.
Feel free to review the testimonial videos on the Testimonials Page. Hear from from our very own patients about their experiences and successes — from the relief they felt after their first treatment on through their entire course of treatment.
How long does a full course of treatment take?
A full course of treatment usually consists of a series of weekly office visits lasting 8 to 12 weeks. With a full course of treatment through MHRPA it is possible for you to become pain-free in less than three months with normal response to treatment. The time you put in now for treatment therapy is most certainly worth it! You could be living free and without limits before you know it.
What happens after the office visits for treatment conclude?
At The Migraine Headache Relief Center of PA we give you the tools you need for ongoing self-care and treatment. You will be given your own home care units as well as all necessary instructions for your home care regimen. We are here to answer all of your questions at any time.
How much does treatment usually cost?
It depends entirely upon the diagnosis of the individual patient and the nature of their specific insurance plan. In general, treatment costs vary — some or all of which could be reimbursable through your own health insurance coverage. If you have a health insurance plan, we will obtain pre-authorization for procedures in advance whenever possible and bill your insurance carrier in a timely manner. When needed, MHRPA will provide comprehensive supporting documentation to insurance carriers in an effort to help you secure the maximum allowable reimbursement.
How do we find out how much insurance will cover?
MHRPA will perform a benefits estimation check for you towards the beginning of the process. Understand that while many patients are able to successfully obtain some health insurance coverage for their diagnostic procedures and treatment visits, some out-of-pocket responsibility may exist. The procedure types and amounts covered also tend to vary greatly by insurer.
We always aggressively pursue reimbursement with health insurance companies on your behalf and have been successful in helping patients obtain varying levels of reimbursement — even in out-of-network scenarios. Unlike most medical practices, we will work very hard to help you secure reimbursement.
How else can MHRPA help you if insurance doesn’t cover the full cost of your treatment?
We understand that there are financial implications that come with having less than full medical insurance coverage — every bit as much as we understand that you are in pain and MUST find a way to get relief. Where there is a need, there must also be a solution.
Some people experience chronic and intensely painul symptoms that affect every aspect of their lives. However, we have had astounding success in getting people in these situations back to living their lives free from the pain. We strongly suggest that financial concerns should be secondary and that freeing you from pain should be job #1.
For your convenience, our practice offers flexible financing options to make treatment affordable to everyone. Please call us now to schedule a consultation, get estimates on health insurance coverage under your plan, or review financing options with our caring staff.