Archive for the ‘Neural Therapy’ Category

Tonsil Infection Treatment through Neural Therapy

Tonsillitis is a problem for many, but what exactly is it, and why is it so important that you have a safe healing process? Let me explain, and explain how neural therapy can help.

Tonsils are interdependent with the teeth, neck and face, and studies show that the toxins in the teeth go to the tonsils, making it very easy for them to be infected and inflamed. If proper mouth hygiene is not being practiced, or you are having other dental issues, your tonsils are more likely to become inflamed from bacteria, and swollen tonsils can obstruct the throat making eating and breathing very difficult. Remember, however: your mouth is not unrelated to the rest of your body. Tonsils serve an important purpose for your immune system and tonsillitis indicates an unhealthy lifestyle or compromised immunity that can even be directly connected to chronic pain. Because so much of the body’s health is related to the tonsils it’s important that they are given proper attention!

With recurring inflammation, many opt to have their tonsils surgically removed, called a tonsillectomy. This procedure can be uncomfortable or painful, and for some people it doesn’t take care of the root problem. Before you make this decision I urge to consider neural therapy as an option that has proven to be effective in draining tonsil infection. Injections of procaine and/or ozone are given directly into the inflamed area which drains and clears up swelling, reduces pain, and smooths out disturbances. Neural therapy is also effective because it can get to the bottom of chronic pain and gives your body the tools it needs to stimulate safe, healthy healing and living without surgery.

If neural therapy is right for you, contact my office for details pertaining to this service, or get in touch with a dentist near you who uses neural therapy.

Dr. Glenn Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

http://www.dds4smiles.com

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TMJ Treatment through Neural Therapy

Studies show that everyday millions of people struggle with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). It causes pain that disrupts daily life making basic activities a hassle when they shouldn’t be. I want to explain what TMJ is and why I offer neural therapy as a helpful way to control the pain.

The temporomandibular is the joint that connects the jaw and skull, allowing the mouth to open and close. TMJ may develop from teeth grinding, arthritis, or other related bad habits. Symptoms include pain/tenderness in the jaw, face, neck, shoulders, and ears; trouble chewing; chipping and loss of teeth; ringing in ears; and body aches. Treatment options include anti-inflammatory drugs, pain killers, mouth appliances, and surgery. If you aren’t finding any of these helpful, another option to consider is neural therapy.

Neural therapy is a non-invasive, pain management treatment that begins with taking a detailed medical and dental history of the patient to determine the source of the pain being experienced. From there, injections of procaine and ozone (together called “prolozone”) are given into a carefully determined location on the body. Prolozone encourages healing in this area that has been hindered by a previous injury or scar, which are called interference fields. This is beneficial because it smooths out disturbances in the interference fields, allowing the body a chance to stimulate its healing process in an area where it was previously unable. Ozone injections are particularly helpful because ozone oxygenates tissue, improving circulation and activating the immune system. A treatment of one or more injections are given over a course of several weeks in order to allow for the body to heal properly and naturally. This treatment has been very influential in helping those who are struggling with TMJ, getting to the root of jaw and mouth pain.

If your TMJ is causing you pain and you aren’t satisfied with other treatment programs, I encourage you to consider neural therapy as a safe and effective way to control the pain and help your jaw function properly!

Dr. Glenn Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

http://www.dds4smiles.com

Is Neural Therapy Right for You?

How do you find out if neural therapy is something you should try? Well, do you have chronic pain? joint pain? injury? inflammation? hormone irregularities? digestive problems? I wouldn’t say that neural therapy is the 100% be-all and end-all to every single human disease. But I believe it can help nearly any problem at least partially, preferably in conjunction with other whole-body therapies. Neural therapy is wonderful for those who cannot get a clear diagnosis or get satisfactory relief with medication.

If you’ve been struggling through doctors and doctors with no answers; if you are looking for a long-term, medication-free solution; if you’ve been given a serious diagnosis and want to start healing with the least invasive options; or if you are simply at your wit’s end, give us a call for a consultation. If your needs reach beyond what my office can comfortably give our patients, I can point you to Dr. Hirani, a fabulous holistic doctor nearby who can cover a broader scope of non-dental health issues.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

http://www.dds4smiles.com

Neural Therapy Injections

Neural therapy is administered via injections at specific sites. These sites are not the same for every person, however. A thorough evaluation of your medical history will help me determine where the injections are needed. Neural therapists are specially trained this way. We must be familiar with the specific autonomic nervous system (ANS) pathways where trouble in one area may link to another area.

Procaine, often generically referred to as novocaine, is a common local anesthetic used in dentistry. It is also the primary ingredient in neural therapy injections, which is convenient for me. Procaine has a special talent for this kind of treatment because, injected intravenously, it clears up interference fields and miscommunications, and it restores balance in the ANS, which usually clears up pain or other irregularities.

Depending on the problem, I may prepare a cocktail of both procaine and ozone for an extra-powerful boost of oxygen. A simple lack of oxygen causes and contributes to all kinds of issues in the human body. The causes behind this range from simple to complex, but it is a common factor in every single person with a health complaint or chronic disease. Adding ozone (read: pure oxygen) to the injection addresses the potential lack of oxygen at the site and stimulates healing. I might even bring the laser into the picture, which will address a host of other factors contributing to the problem.

For a patient undergoing neural therapy, treatment may be complete within a single visit, but sometimes it requires repetition. It’s different for every person. Because it is very safe, simple, and minimally invasive, making the decision to try it is easy for most patients.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

http://www.dds4smiles.com

What Is Neural Therapy?

So far, neural therapy has been a great success with my patients. One had been suffering pain from past car accident trauma. The lingering pain lasted for months and months with no respite from other treatments and therapy, but a brief period of neural therapy cleared up the pain completely. Another was suffering severe hormone imbalance causing amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea — not your typical injury-related pain, but neural therapy cleared that up for her too.

Obviously, neural therapy serves great purposes in dentistry and dental surgery. But why stop there when there are so many other things it could help? And how does one treatment cover such a broad scope of issues?

I introduced neural therapy in my previous post as an alternative method of treating chronic pain, but it is not limited strictly to pain. Neural therapy targets local disturbances caused by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). These disturbances — called interference fields — are caused by electric signals at certain sites sending the wrong messages to the ANS, thereby causing discomfort or dysfunction.

Interference fields in one area can disrupt an entirely different area of the body. This is why some problems are impossible for your conventional practitioner to diagnose. We’re dealing with a complex network of electricity, and the body functions as one whole unit. If one system is “off,” another will most likely be affected. This is why a thorough, comprehensive medical history of each individual patient is crucial before beginning neural therapy. A neural therapist must know the ANS pathways in order to provide effective treatment.

How is this beautifully simple treatment carried out? And how can neural therapy help you specifically? We’ll find out in the next posts!

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

http://www.dds4smiles.com