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Monday, March 7, 2011

NORMA:
I have had headaches everyday for over two years. Took migraine medications, no help, chiro,no goo, needles in neck for pain, no good,ct scans, nose,ear and throat doctor no help, had a stress test on heart noblockage,I had been taking thyroid medication for ten years and they took me off of it and checked later and said ok but now my thryoid test can back a litle low so taking snythroid 25mg. Also not eating gluten products right no to see if that helps but my neck is hurting so bad and shoulders but I had a shoulder surgery in N0v 2010 but haven;t exercised it like I should but had headaches all the time before the surgery. I haven;t had a allergy test done yet. I am so depressed and cry alot because the headaches are everyday and I can;t enjoy life with my grandchildren. It takes so much away from quality of life. I have had dry eyes for the past month and still red. I am in bad shape.

DR SHAPIRA RESPONSE:DEAR NORMA,

I AM SORRY TO HEAR HOW SEVERE YOUR HEADACHES ARE. NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY MAY BE THE ANSWER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. I HAVE FORWARDED YOU THE NAMES OF 2 TOP PRACTITIONERS IN YOUR AREA.

YOU DID NOT TELL ME ABOUT YOUR HISTORY PRIOR TO THE STAR OF YOUR HEADACHES WHICH CAN HELP IN UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEADACHES. HAS A DOCTOR USED VAPOCOOLANT SPRAY AND STRETCH. YOU SAID YOU HAD NEEDLES IN YOUR NECK, WAS THAT TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS TO TRY AND RELIEVE YOUR PAIN OR WAS IT ACCUOUNCTURE? I FIND I CAN RELIEVE MOST PATIENTS PAIN WHILE IN MY OFFICE. SOMETIMES DIAGNOSTIC BLOCKS CAN BE HELPFUL IN UNDERSTANDING WHERE THE HEADACHES ARE ARISING.

YOU SAID THAT CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT DID NOT HELP BUT DID YOU SEE A NUCCA OR A/O CHIROPRACTER.

THE FACT THAT CAT SCANS ARE NORMAL ARE GOOD. MOST PAIN IS REFERRED FROM MUSCLES. IT SOUNDS IKE THEY HAVE RULED OUT ORGANIC DISEASE.

I CAN ARRANGE TO SEE YOU AT MY ILLINOIS OFFICE IF YOU PREFER. I CAN ONLY HANDLE 1 LONG RANGE PATIENT /WEEK. THIS WEEK I HAVE A PHYSICIAN FROM DENVER BUT NEXT WEEK IS AVAIABLE.

OUT OF TOWN PATIENTS ARE USUALLY SEEN FOR 4 CONSEQUTIVE DAYS AT INITIAL VISIT SEQUENCE.. MON- THUR.

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