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The Center for Headaches and Facial Pain, South Amboy, NJ

The Center for

Headaches and Facial Pain

Comments from Our Patients

I have come to think of you all as family. I am really going to miss you all.

Being cured is a blessing and a sadness at the same time.

Love, Celia and Parker L.

My name is Miriam. I am 64 years old. I have had headaches for about 60 years of my life so severe that I thought I was blind. I used to go in the bathroom and pound my head on the porcelain of the toilet, throw up, crawl back to the door jam, and fall asleep there, because I couldn't lay my head down. I have tried to prepare my childrens' birthday parties. The day of their party, I was not able to be downstairs. I have always been very nauseous with these headaches - blind, totally blind - and I feel like I am a human being now that I have seen Dr. Klemons. He treated me, and 3 1/2 years since then, my headaches are gone. Thank God for Dr. Klemons - Miriam L.

“The worst problem was feeling that I had a big earache which would spread to the whole side of my face. I felt like I couldn’t think clearly and was worried that I’d feel dizzy when I was away from home, especially when driving. I don’t have any of that anymore. You have an amazing staff.” - Kim O.

"I was involved in a car accident in 1987, at which time I banged my head repeatedly, including at least one time against the steel post between the front and back door. Following that time, I was virtually unable to function on my own, almost always needing help to cook, clean or even remember to do things. Prior to the time that I was referred to Dr. Ira Klemons and The Center for Head and Facial Pain, my headaches were so excruciating that I had to be taken to hospital Emergency Rooms as often as four times per month, often by ambulance. One time, the pain was so excruciating that I begged the policeman who accompanied the ambulance to shoot me with his gun because I could not stand the pain any longer. It was common for me to arrive at the Emergency Room screaming that I wanted to die because of the pain. After 14 years of this hellish existence, I was referred to Dr. Klemons by Dr. Laura Bridges. I have not had to go the Emergency Room even one time since I started treatment, nor have I experienced a single episode of pain which remotely resembles the experience I had prior to this treatment. Regardless of the fact that we have not yet completed therapy, I am able to cook, clean and take care of myself in a fashion that was impossible for the past 14 years. P.S. I am adding the following information now that I am being discharged from Dr. Klemons' office pain free. I can truly say that after almost 15 years of agonizing pain, he and his staff truly gave me back my life. I can take care of myself and smile, laugh and have fun for the first time since the accident." - Gail Y.

“Of all the doctors’ offices I have ever been to, this is by far the best.” - James D.

“I couldn’t eat anything but soft food and was taking pain medication everyday because of severe jaw pain. I didn’t want to go through life with all that pain. It feels wonderful now that the pain is gone. Everyone here is excellent.” - Susan P.

"I am writing with deep gratitude for all that you and your staff have done for me. When I came to your office for diagnosis and treatment, I felt very fragile. You tended not only to my physical health but to my mental and emotional health, as well. You did this by making me a partner in my own health care, by treating me with respect, and by explaining medical procedures and theories to me. Whenever I had a question, it was answered promptly, thoroughly. and with a smile. I never felt as if I was being rushed or dismissed in any manner. Without exception, you and your staff have a knack for seeing each person as an individual, and for treating them like one. I never entered your office and failed to get a cheery hello from the members of your staff. They were optimistic and supportive, without ever being insincere. You and your office staff are professionals in the true sense of the word. You do what you do out of caring for people, and for the joy of helping to ease their pain. I have seen it in your faces, I have felt it in your hugs. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for the facial treatment that felt like I was being pampered at the spa. Thank you for eradicating the constant pain in my head. Thank you for not just treating the symptoms, but healing the source of the pain. Thanks for the jokes when I was low, the phone calls when I was vulnerable, and the information when I was confused. Thank you for holding me in the palm of your hands until I was strong enough and positive enough to be on my own again. Your staff deserves much recognition and praise. They all do such a great job with your patients. Please know that I will miss their nurturing ways and their bright smiles. They all did so much for me. They are a top-notch group of people.

I have had occasion to work with many doctors over an extended period of time. I have come to the conclusion that there is a vast difference between "treating" patients and "healing" them. In my opinion, you are a true healer. You are the best of the best I will be forever grateful to you for your hard work, your research, your diligence, and your caring heart. My life is immeasurably better because of you." Melanie Y.

"On September 26, 2001, I was hit by a jack knifing tractor-trailer. A year later, I got rear-ended by another careless driver. I was being treated for both accidents with no signs of relief for my headaches and face pain until I was referred to your Center for treatment. The day I met you I felt my luck had changed and that I was finally on the road to recovery. My headaches, my jaw pain, and other related symptoms are all gone.

A thank you letter cannot even remotely express all I want to say. Thank you for your professionalism; your caring and your compassion; for devoting your life to healing pain; for being so understanding of your patients' pain and not simply dismissing them with doses of pain killers; for educating me in the nature of my disorder; and the need to follow your instruction; and for taking the time to sit with me and explain every procedure.

My thanks are also extended to your wonderful staff. Dr. Wolfson, Patti and Jo-Ann S., Diana, Terry, Beth, Hanna and Jo-Ann T. Each of them welcomed me promptly and with a smile; treated me with patience and respect, doing everything possible to make me feel better. Thank you all for your kindness and concern; for reminding me of my next appointment; for checking on me, and most of all for assisting Dr. Klemons in such an efficient manner. I feel privileged to have been in your care." - Josefina M.

“Before I came here I couldn’t eat or yawn because my jaw was locked and I had so much pain. That went on for 13 years but now I can eat and open my jaw because I am fine. Everyone is so nice here. Thank you Dr. Klemons and staff." - Rinki S.

From an 8 year old daughter of one of our patients: "Dear Dr. Klemons: I have helped take care of my Mommy. I told her I want to be a doctor. Then I'm going to make her better. But you have helped her get better. She use to cry a lot and yell when her head hurt. She was sad. Sometimes I cried too." - Rachel S.

“I really love this place!” - Patricia F.

“After having a very painful skull fracture, I never thought my migraines would go away, but they did.

I attribute my progress to everyone’s kindness. This is an amazing place.” - Pamela P.

"Never have I thought I would have total freedom from daily headaches, exhaustion, and dizzy spells that caused me to bump into walls and doors. It is still difficult for me to comprehend how a simple procedure, such as the one I underwent, could also rid me of earaches. I have never met a man who has given so much, to so many, in so short a time." Rosemary M.

“I thought I would have to live with the face pain and headaches for the rest of my life, but I don’t have to because they’re gone. The people here are great.” - Vikki K.

"I have had many, (close to 55) surgical procedures in my life time, some life saving, some very simple and low risk, but NO ONE has ever given me such an attentive follow up!!! It was a great comfort that I wasn’t alone.

The day of surgery I woke a little nervous - I arrived at the hospital a little more nervous, then I was greeted by many warm and caring professionals and they all made the morning much easier. Finally in walked you - smiling and you spoke to me about the rest of our morning - with your confidence and soothing voice (which made me more comfortable).

You made a wonderful choice with the excellent, personable hospital staff.

Thank you! And God Bless!" - J.F.

"Before I'd seen Dr. Ira Klemons, I had lost all hope in the medical profession. I was totally disgusted with all doctors. I was in unbearable pain, 24 hours a day, with no relief unless I went to the hospital to get narcotic injections. [...] Dr. Klemons gave me his time and his understanding, and explained what I had, and what we were going to try to do to make it feel better. I told him how I had been in pain for almost four years, and I had seen many doctors, and been through every test there was. [?] Since I have been seeing Dr. Klemons, I can now function as a human being again." Joan B.

“I had kidney and pancreas transplants, but nothing caused as much excruciating pain as my headaches and my face pain. The treatment here gradually reduced the pain and now it’s all gone.

Everyone here was great, professional, and nice to me.” - Gladys W.

“Before I came here I had such terrible headaches that I couldn’t get out of bed most of the time. Now I tell everyone who has headaches to come here. The people here are all unbelievable.” - Shlomo S.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for everything you have done for me. It has been four and a half years since my car accident and the first time I have had relief from the pain." Maureen D.

"My jaw pain was killing me. Most of the time I couldn't even eat soft food. I didn't honestly think that the treatment would help, but I'm being discharged today all better. Everyone here was wonderful." - Kathleen E.

“It was so annoying to have ringing and pressure in my ears. I’m amazed that the treatment worked because I never thought it would go away. Everyone here was great.” - Irma L.

"Dear Dr. Klemons: You have so elevated the quality of my life that now I actually want to wake up in the morning. I literally cried for joy after your two injections took away enough pain that I dared to hope that I would someday know again what nearly pain-free living is. I am so fortunate and grateful to have been referred to you." - Cookie K.

“Before I came here I took about 9,000 pain pills in 4 years and saw numerous doctors without any relief. The thing that amazed me the most about coming here is that the dizziness and constant headaches and neck pain all went away after I was treated.

I’ve recommended Dr. Klemons to a lot of people. Believe me, if he didn’t help me I wouldn’t have driven all this way.” - Leslee H.

“My pain was excruciating before I came here. The headaches really interfered with my daily activities and I couldn’t even open my mouth. I used to wake up from the pain every morning. What a relief I’ve had since the therapy and Radiofrequency Surgery! I’ve really made a lot of friends here.” - Roberta J.

“For years I was really frightened by the dizziness and was afraid to go to the mall or to drive because I was afraid I’d pass out–but it’s gone! Everyone here is so friendly and nice and I really feel comfortable with them.” - Lori C.

“Until I came to the Center for Headaches and Facial Pain, constant piercing pain in my eyes kept me from going to school and from doing normal daily activities. But now it’s gone! Everyone here was sooo nice. - Lana B.

My daughter had horrible jaw pain and could barely eat until Dr. Klemons treated her. She remained pain free for 20 years until she had another injury” - Joan D.

“I couldn’t bear to live with the headaches and jaw pain I had every single day until my neurologist referred me to Dr. Klemons. I couldn’t concentrate and couldn’t go to work when they were at their worst. I’m a new person since they’re gone. The improvement was something I couldn’t believe could happen but it really did. I trust Dr. Klemons more than any of my other doctors.” - Catherine M.

"Dear Dr. Ira Klemons: Now, after all the pain I was going through, I feel good again. I never thought that I would be pain free again, but it happened [...] after a long time of severe pain, terrible headaches, sleep disorder, and of course the struggle to keep up with my daily duties. [...] Thanks again for the surgery and for the excellent work!" Salah B.

"There is so much I want to say. I remember when I was first referred to Dr. Klemons by my doctor in San Diego, California, I was in so much pain. I had been to so many doctors, and through so many treatments, for so long with everybody promising that they'd get rid of the symptoms' the headaches, the eye pain, the ear pain, the horrible dizziness, the noises in my ears but no one helped until I came here. Before that it was just a constant migraine just constant pain. I was always just crying, just wanting someone to take the pain away. So, by the time I came here to Dr. Klemons' office, I was skeptical, critical and very, very angry. I was mad at everything and everyone, because of the level of pain I had been in for so long. [...] And I remember coming here and just crying I just couldn't take it any more and I remember Dr. Crain coming in and actually sitting down and talking to me to make me feel better. It's just unbelievable how much care and how much love is in this place. [...] I think of Dr. Klemons, Dr. Crain and the staff as miracle workers. I never thought I'd ever be pain free. I never thought I'd have a day without a headache. I never thought I'd feel I could go on with my life. [...] Now, I go 16 hours a day! [...] I just thank God that I was led to Dr. Klemons and the staff and this place, because otherwise I'd still be suffering with my headaches. It's overwhelming! I thank everyone here at the Center with all my heart." Diane D.

"[My son] was hit by another vehicle in a head-on crash on August 10, 1995, his face was badly damaged and now has metal plates and screws acting as his lower jaw. [...] For 2½ years, he has been in agony, suffering from the pain of the metal and the after-effects of his injuries. The drugs given for pain had long since helped relieve any of his symptoms, and he kept getting worse with headaches, which were so severe he would vomit on a regular basis. We were referred to Dr. Klemons and it has been a transformation that is hard to find words to describe. [...] To Dr. Klemons bio I would like to add a note of my own: 'A physician that uses his God-given talents to the fullest extent, he not only practices medicine, but also he is an artist of the human soul, he sees pain on a daily basis which must be hard on any human being, and he uses his gift to give life back to the unfortunate people that have been caught in the realm of everyday tragedy. [...] Put your trust and faith in Dr. Klemons and his staff and you will not be disappointed." Mother of our patient Soli H.

"The many tinnitus sufferers of the world know the hopeless, helpless feeling which accompanies the condition. Finding a cure is rare, and finding help is difficult. After two years of visits to various doctors, it was a pleasure to find one with the combination of empathy and ability. I sincerely thank you for the great improvement in my tinnitus, since I can now function much better during the day and sleep, finally, during the night. Please continue to be involved in your interest in this area, and may you help many others. My best to you and your excellent staff." - Charlotte S.

“I really appreciate how professional and well organized this office is. Dr. Klemons found what was wrong, came straight to the point and explained everything to me fully after six other doctors where I live in South Jersey had no idea what was wrong.

Now that the headaches and jaw pain are gone, I feel more clear-headed and focused, and don’t need medication. The treatment has been the best thing I ever had in my life.” - Dana W.

“For four years I have felt just terrible. I had constant tension and discomfort all over my head, neck and shoulders. Other doctors told me that I should wait until the pain becomes really terrible and then have surgery. It’s such a relief to feel completely normal after Dr. Klemons treated me.” - Joanne C.

“I came here for my jaw pain and feel like it’s a bonus that the migraines I had for 26 years are virtually gone and dizziness is completely gone. I’m amazed at how fast I got better” - Catherine M.

"My 11 year old son, Jeremy and I thought that we would never see my wife Laldaye happy again. We thank God for you and your great staff for giving my son his mom back, and giving me my wife back. It's been a long time since we were able to sit and have dinner together, or watch tv, even to just laugh and play. Before she came to you, she used to be up all night crying like a new born baby. I would like to thank you for your kindness, patience, concern and most of all, for treating my wife for her severe pain and making her well again. My wife is back. Jeremy's mom is back." - Otis J.

“Before treatment here I would get bad headaches that made it difficult to work or sleep. The nauseous, dizzy feeling made it difficult to even make dinner. I had to just go to bed. It feels great to be living without any of that anymore.” - Linda B.

"I have had many, (close to 55) surgical procedures in my life time, some life saving, some very simple and low risk, but NO ONE has ever given me such an attentive follow up!! It was a great comfort that I wasn't alone.

The day of surgery I woke a little nervous - I arrived at the hospital a little more nervous, then I was greeted by many warm and caring professionals and they all made the morning much easier. Finally in walked you - smiling and you spoke to me about the rest of our morning - with your confidence and soothing voice (which made me more comfortable).

You made a wonderful choice with the excellent, personable hospital staff.

Thank you! And God Bless!" - J.F.

"I wanted to say thank you for everything everyone has done for me, and also for being there when I had needed you the most. You are the best doctor I have ever met in my life. The change that occurred was so dramatic that the pain I was suffering for nine months prior to seeing you went away in just two weeks after coming to your Center. It was truly a miracle. Other than that your staff was so nice, helpful, kind and cooperative in every sense of the way, that they were better than my own family. Anyway, thank you very, very much. Your medical help was greatly appreciated and will be remembered for as long as I live." - Narjus A.

"You guys are amazing! Dr. Klemons told me what was wrong after six other doctors had no idea. I felt like I was at home right from the first visit." - Samantha D.

"Dr. Klemons changed my life." - Matthew J.

"I wanted to write to you to tell you how much you did for me, you gave me my life back. I was so miserable when I came to you and with all your help I'm better! I couldn't have done it without you. God gave you a special gift and you are using it well. I can honestly say I will live my life telling other people I know who will help them if they have the problems I had before coming to you. Thank you Dr. Klemons for all your hard work. You made a difference in my life." - Roseann T.

Please remember that each patient is unique and may respond differently. These are comments which we have received from past patients. Our overall success rate is in excess of 90%.

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Patients are referred to us by physicians, dentists, chiropractors, psychologists, physical therapists and other professionals. However, many of our patients are referred by former patients or based on their own decision without the need for a referral.



Headaches• Pain in the Head, Face, Jaw, TMJ, Eye, and Ear • Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus )• Dizziness • Pressure in the Ears • Blurry Vision (which comes and goes) • Frequent Sore Throats • Difficulty Swallowing • Sensation of an Object Stuck in the Throat • Burning Tongue • Sleep Apnea • Snoring • Movement Disorders such as Tourette's Syndrome and Nervous Twitches

Ira M. Klemons, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, The Center for Headaches and Facial Pain

2045 Route 35 South
South Amboy,  NJ 08879 U.S.A.   

USA Telephone: 732-727-5000
 International Telephone: +1-732-727-5000
  Fax: 732-727-5497


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