What could be worse than having terrible ear pain (or a clogged sensation), eye pain, or sinus headaches only to be told by your physician, an eye doctor, or an ear, nose and throat specialist, that, “There’s nothing wrong.” For over three decades, patients have come to us with these complaints, and as you can see from our patients’ comments, we successfully eliminate these conditions as a matter of routine.
No doubt you are wondering how we have eliminated these problems even in cases where excellent ear or eye specialists or other physicians have not. The answer is very simple. In each of these cases, the discomfort was felt in the ear, the eye, or the sinus areas but was actually coming from someplace else. This is called “referred pain”, which is pain which comes from one place but is felt in another.
Pain felt in the left arm during a heart attack is the best known referred pain. If someone has pain in this arm, his or her physician must consider whether it is the result of a heart attack. On the other hand, it is not necessary to consider a heart attack as the source if the patient complains of pain in the right leg or even the right arm.
In fact, when injured, every muscle, joint and ligament in the body has the potential to “refer” pain to other sites. There are numerous structures which refer to the eye and sinuses, and eighteen structures which are known to refer pain to the ear. These include, for example, muscles with long names such as the external pterygoid, or sternocleidomastoid (when in spasm this muscle can also cause dizziness), as well as the stylomandibular ligament, temporomandibular joint, low grade but painful infections in the jaw, etc.
When patients report these problems and their ear or eye physicians cannot find the cause, our job is to find which structures are at fault, assist the patient to heal and discharge them pain free.
As you can see from our patients’ comments, we successfully eliminate sinus, eye, and ear pain as well as ear pressure - but only if there is nothing wrong with the sinus, ears, or eyes. If these are problems which you frequently experience, and your physician or appropriate specialists have not found the cause, we would be honored to have the opportunity to assist you.
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%, based on similar forms signed by patients at discharge.
Phone consultations with professionals are welcome, or click here to contact us. Dr. Klemons and our staff would love to meet you in person. Call 732-727-5000 to set up an appointment today.
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.