Frequently Asked Questions about Charlotte Headache Center
The majority of the patients we treat are suffering from headaches, migraines, face/jaw pain and other recurring discomforts of the head, neck, mouth and jaw.
Improper or unbalanced forces within the head, neck and jaw can be caused by a number of factors including dental work, posture, accidents, head trauma and many other conditions.
The Charlotte Headache Center exam includes the use of two unique, patented technologies which in about five minutes can provide you and your doctor 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 which can be signs of various conditions.
Dr. Harrell 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 which can often lead to immediate symptom resolution for many patients.
An examination begins with a questionnaire. It is important to understand what issues and specific symptoms you may be experiencing and what might cause them including accidents or problems going back many years. The more Charlotte Headache Center knows about you and your history of dental, head and neck issues the more likely that we can help our patients relieve recurring symptoms.
After completing an exam and diagnosis, Dr. Harrell will prescribe a personalized program of therapy and rehabilitation designed to lead to lasting symptom resolution. The Charlotte Headache Center treatments are painless and drug and needle free. The treatments are primarily performed by a trained specialist from the center and utilize technologies originally designed for sports medicine rehabilitation therapy.
Many patients are amazed at the relief they feel after their very first treatment. Charlotte Headache Center 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.
Depending upon your symptoms, patients often realize immediate relief. Click to see testimonials and videos from actual patients.
It depends upon the diagnosis of the individual patient, but in general, treatment cost can range from a couple of hundred dollars up to several thousands of dollars.
Possibly, depending upon your insurance carrier and policy. Charlotte Headache Center’s experienced staff can review and explain your insurance coverage and file all needed paperwork on your behalf. We also have excellent financing options for any medical treatment.