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

The Center for

Headaches and Facial Pain

Thousands Of People From Across The U.S. And Around The World Have Come To Us For Difficulty Swallowing, Sensation Of An Object Struck in the Throat, Frequent Sore Throats, Hoarseness, and Related Conditions When All Else Has Failed

“It was a horrible thought to think I’d have to live with terrible sore throats and a feeling there was something stuck in my throat all the time for the rest of my life. I was constantly clearing my throat and could barely swallow. I just felt really bad and depressed. But now I don’t wake up in the middle of the night with pain or have to carry my bottle of pain pills anymore because I’m all better.” - Molly C.

“I’d wake up in the morning and have such a bad sore throat and a feeling like something was stuck in my throat. I couldn’t even swallow. Sometimes I just couldn’t take it until I came here and now it’s all gone.” - Damion H.


All of the above conditions are primarily in the realm of Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists, and in some cases gastroenterologists (specialists in the digestive tract including the stomach and the tubes which lead into and out of it).

But what do you do if these specialists and your physician cannot find the cause? In our experience, the answer is almost always a dysfunction or injury to muscles in the throat. These have long names like the superior pharyngeal constrictor (which surrounds the back of the throat and has connections to the palate and lower jaw) and the digastric muscle (which connects the skull to the lower jaw at the chin with connections at a bone in the throat called the hyoid bone).

In cases where these and other muscles are injured or dysfunctional, any of the symptoms listed above can result. When this is the cause, a diagnosis cannot be made with MRI’s, bacterial cultures, blood tests, endoscopy, or any of the usual tests which are required to rule out tumors, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), strep infections and the like.

The bottom line is that once your physicians rule out conditions such as those we just mentioned, if symptoms persist, there is a 90% probability that they will be gone when we discharge you from treatment.


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“It’s hard to remember just how terrible it was to have it feel like there was a bone sticking in my throat most of the time. And it was also really hard to swallow. What a relief!” - Helen S.

“I came here from Australia after many ear, nose, and throat specialists and other doctors could not relieve the horrible pain for many years. I’ve only been here a short time and cannot believe that the pain and problems swallowing are actually gone. This is especially amazing because no one else could find anything wrong and Dr. Klemons found the cause at the initial examination.

It was really worth the gamble coming here from Australia.” - Simon D. (Australia)

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"Before I came here my main problems were a feeling that a bone was sticking in my throat and terrible pain in most of my teeth. I could hardly speak or walk because the pain was so bad it hindered my social and active life. Most of the eight doctors I saw before another pain specialist referred me here looked at me like I had two heads. I have my life back and can go to medical school now that I came here and the pain is really gone." - James G.

“Before I came here it felt like something was sticking in my throat and I was hoarse, had sore throats and could hardly swallow. It made it really hard to eat or speak. I’m really happy it’s all gone now. Everyone here is really nice. I’m going to miss everyone.” - Rosa R.

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“Before I came to Dr. Klemons, I was told that I needed to have an operation on my ear so I could hear again, but now, not only are the headaches, face pain, dizziness, noises in my ears, throat pain and difficulty swallowing gone, but I can hear again.” - Josefa A.

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“What a job Dr. Klemons did building the Center and staff. As soon as I arrived here I knew I was in good hands. Now that the buzzing noise, pressure in my ears, and hoarseness are gone, I’m back to work as a police officer and don’t have to think about these problems anymore.” - Edwin M.

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“I couldn’t understand why I had such bad sore throats and dizziness until I came to the Center for Headaches and Facial Pain. Now I don’t have to understand them – they’re gone!” - Marlena S.

“The migraines and problems swallowing were unbearable before I came here. My gastroenterology and ENT specialists did a barium study and looked down my throat (endoscopy) but couldn’t find anything wrong. I couldn’t be happier now that it all resolved with the course of treatment here at the Center. The people here are grade A.” - Thomas K.

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“I had a spot on my skin for ten years. Dr. Klemons insisted that I have a biopsy. If not for him, it could have become very serious. He may well have saved my life. Not only that, but my headaches, jaw pain, burning tongue and mouth, hoarseness, sore throats and difficulty swallowing are gone. ” - Madeline D.

“I had such a fear that I’d never swallow normally again and that the feeling that something was stuck in my throat would remain. They were getting more and more frequent. I was reluctant to come here because of the distance. But the distance really isn’t an issue because I don’t have the problem anymore. ” - Tina D. (Pennsylvania)

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“I thank God for giving Dr. Klemons the wisdom to be able to create this facility taking care of people like myself who are in need. I also thank Dr. Klemons for putting such a wonderful staff together which always made me feel like I was at home. The headaches, the dizziness and the difficulty swallowing made it impossible to do the things I needed to do and even to enjoy being with my kids - but those days are completely gone.” - Philip B.

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“The noises, clogged feeling and pain I had in my ears, problems swallowing, and a feeling that something was stuck in my throat were so bad that I was miserable all the time, and I took it out on my family. A lot of the time I had to lay still in bed for days at a time. The headaches were so horrible that I wanted to cut my head off. None of the doctors I went to helped me until I went to The Center for Headaches and Facial Pain. The doctors and staff were just wonderful. Everyone always treated me like family. I’m so glad that I’m well, but I have tears of sadness because I won’t be coming here anymore. I’m a new person!” - Anna B.

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"Electric shocks used to explode in my head and face. I don't know how people can function with severe headaches and electric shocks like I used to have. I had to stay in bed because the pain was so bad. It was impossible to go to work a lot of the time and I had to come home early on other days. I could barely swallow because it felt like a bone was stuck in my throat and I had sore throats every single day. I was getting so depressed but everyone is really wonderful here and now all the pain is gone." - Angela C.

“My tongue doesn’t burn anymore, my chest doesn’t hurt anymore, and my head, face, eye, ear, and throat don’t hurt anymore. What’s more, I’ve been given the tools to deal with my stress.

The therapy and everyone here is awesome. Dr. Klemons is one in a million. I wish that other doctors were as attentive and explained everything as well as he does.” - Joelle S.

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“Ear pressure was very intense for years. So was hoarseness for no apparent reason, and a feeling that something was stuck in my throat - now it’s all gone.” - Suzanne S.

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“I felt like I had so much swelling and soreness in my throat that I couldn’t even swallow. It feels fantastic not to have it anymore. I cannot begin to let you all know the overwhelming gratitude I have for this pain management service provided by Dr. Klemons and his warm and caring staff. Everyone was very nice and always accommodating. It's quite refreshing to know there is a bit of the Florence Nightingale theory still being applied. Thank you all !” - Helena B. (New York)

“I couldn’t even swallow soft foods because my throat hurt so much and I had to take off from work and school because the lights and noise made my severe headaches even worse. I had to sleep-in all the time because I was so fatigued. It’s such a relief because I can swallow and play with kids and don’t miss work or school anymore. This place is amazing. I made so many new friends here.” - Stephanie P.

“For 25 years pain ruined my life. I couldn’t go to work or have kids (because of all the medications). I had to go to the hospital at least once or twice a week. Especially after seeing about forty doctors who couldn’t help me, I really thought the pain would never go away and I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. Before I came here my husband and I could never make plans to do anything, but we make plans and do lots of things all the time now that I’m feeling so wonderful.

Everybody here is terrific and genuinely concerned. I tell everyone on Myspace and the blogs with migraines, eye pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears, earaches and pressure, nausea, jaw and chest pain, hoarseness, and sore throats that they should come here. It’s a miracle.” - Melissa G.

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“When the doctor who was treating me for horrible headaches, jaw pain, and problems swallowing determined that I should go see Dr. Klemons, I told my boyfriend. He told me not to worry because Dr. Klemons treated him 27 years ago, and he’s still feeling great.” - Jennifer T.

“I honestly would have paid any amount of money to stop having migraines and pain in my tongue, throat, and chest. I became non-functional and made so many mistakes because I couldn’t think straight. I can’t tell you how good it feels to feel good and not have to think about how much I hurt for the first time in 19 years. I really have no pain at all. I really smile and laugh.

Everyone here is so fabulous. They’re truly like family. I couldn’t be more appreciative of my ear, nose and throat specialist for sending me here. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was the greatest day of my life." - Mary Lynn F.

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“I was incapacitated and barely left my room which I had to keep dark all the time because of migraines. I can function and I can be in the light and open my curtains because migraines are gone. So are the pressure and pain in my ears, neck pain, and soreness and pain in my throat. Migraine medication often made my pain worse, but now I don’t need it anymore. The people here are great.” - Michelle W.

“I couldn’t even yawn and had terrible jaw pain and couldn’t swallow. I’m really happy it's gone. The people here are friendly, punctual, and never miss anything.” - Suk C. (Georgia)

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“Dr. Klemons is a miracle worker. I never thought the pain would go away. I tell everyone with headaches or throat pain to please go see him!” - Almeida S."

“The worst of my many symptoms were really loud and painful clicking in my jaw. Eating was very tiring and it was hard to swallow because of the pain in my throat. One of my hopes before coming here was to eliminate all of that and now it’s all gone. This place is really amazing. Everyone here is wonderful.” - Jenny R.

“Before I was treated here I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t talk or even sleep. I had such terrible pain in my throat, ringing in my ears, and burning tongue. They’re all gone and I’m sleeping for the first time in years. What’s more, Dr. Klemons probably saved my life by finding a problem he doesn’t treat. Everyone here is wonderful and outgoing. I’m so impressed with how organized you are.” - Michele N.

“All the symptoms I had are gone - the sore throats, dizzy feeling, headaches, eye pain, etc. They did a good job here. I would recommend them. I think everybody here has been good.” - Sonya H.

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“I used to sit on the floor and push my head against the wall as hard as I could while screaming from the pain. I couldn’t even talk to the doctors I went to and now I barely remember how terrible it was like to be in pain. I’m so happy I came here from North Carolina.

Dr. Klemons is the first doctor who ever let me tell him what the entire problem was. The fourteen specialists I went to at the medical schools and private practices gave me almost fifty different medications which never helped and often made me feel really sick or gain weight. I flushed them all down the toilet.

Before I was treated here, I had twenty-five different symptoms. These are just a few of them:

Headaches all over my head
A burning sensation in my tongue and all over my face
Pressure in my ears and eyes that made me feel like they would burst
Difficulty swallowing
Horrible constant ringing in my ears
A crushing feeling in my face under my eyes

It’s just amazing to be without the agonizing pain I had for so long. It’s all gone since the RF procedure. I went shopping the next day. Everyone here is so nice and the therapy is so relaxing.” - Jennifer S. (North Carolina)

“When I first came here I was really worried about my agonizing face pain, difficulty swallowing, and ringing in my ears because another doctor told me I’d have to”learn to live with it.” Today, now that I’m all better, I met a new patient in the reception room. He said to me, “I’m afraid that Dr. Klemons is going to be just like all the other doctors who couldn’t help me.” I told him, “No, he’s not, you’re going to be amazed.” My husband reminds me all the time that we only wish that I came here sooner.” - Barbara R.

“To be honest I never thought I’d get better having been in pain for 20 years. I have no pain anywhere. I can’t remember the last time I said that. My headaches were so debilitating that there were days I couldn’t get out of bed even to go to work. I thought they were sinus headaches especially because I also have sore throats, hoarseness, and problems swallowing, but they’re all gone.

You have one of the nicest staffs I’ve ever met.” - Joann F.

“For five years I couldn’t even think and could hardly get out of bed because of pressure in my ears, face and chest pain, burning tongue, a feeling something was stuck in my throat, and numbness. It’s hard to believe they’re gone. The people here are very friendly knowledgeable, cooperative, responsible, organized, and know what they’re doing.” - Joyce C. (Georgia)

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“I feel it’s a miracle. My headaches, sore throats, and jaw pain which were unreal are now gone. You’re thorough top to bottom. What you’ve done for me is amazing. You’re the only doctor who has taken away my pain. You’re a God in my eyes.

Whatever you’re doing, it’s the right thing and I’m not pumping sunshine.” - Leslie Z.

“I felt so bad and so sick before my orthopedic surgeon sent me here. I had so much pain in my head, face, and throat. I feel so happy that I feel better. I’m so happy when I come here. So many friends I made here. Everybody so good. I’m going to be dancing and singing like before. I came back to life. Dr. Klemons is not just a doctor. God gave him a special gift–a spirit to be a healer. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Dr. Klemons.” - Anelya L.

“I could write a book about how great I felt for six and a half years after I was treated here. All the excruciating headaches, eye pain, earaches, pain in my face and jaw, chest pain, and terrible dizziness, ringing in my ears, nausea, and difficulty swallowing were completely gone. It scares me to know that people can be in pain their whole lives not knowing that Dr. Klemons can get them better. Unfortunately, I flipped head over heels and fell down stairs and that’s the only reason I had to return. I’m really happy to know I can come back here to get rid of the problem again.” - Carmella W.

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“I feel 100% back to normal now that the dizziness, blurry vision, throat pain, and headaches are gone. I used to stay in bed for weeks at a time. I’m amazed how fast I got better after being in pain for so long.” - Maribel T.

“I first started having a long list of symptoms 23 years ago. I'm amazed that after treating here with Dr. Klemons and his associates I've had the best time of my life. I used to have incapacitating headaches, eye pain, dizziness, ringing, pressure and pain in my ears, nausea, pain in my face and jaw, chest pain, hoarseness, problems swallowing and numbness. I was often bed bound. I just didn't enjoy life. I would go out to eat to at a restaurant and then have to be taken home. I start crying just thinking about how bad it was. I wasn't living a normal life and I was in such a fog wondering whether I'd ever get rid of all these problems. Since I came here they're all gone.

The doctors and staff here are so caring and kind. Coming here has been the best experience I ever had. I just feel so comfortable here. I'm really impressed and feel like I can put my life in their hands. Everything is always explained and I never leave with any questions." - Carol C.

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“The doctor who sent me here said that Dr. Klemons will treat you like family. He’s a wonderful doctor. My doctor was right. Everyone here is terrific. I only wish I came here sooner. All of my headaches, eye pain, dizziness, pain in my face, ear, and my throat, and ringing in my ears are gone” - Magdalena G.

“I just kept feeling worse and worse with dizziness, nausea, excruciating headaches and jaw pain. I was losing weight because I was choking and had such terrible migraines. It got to the point I couldn’t work. I remember being in bed for months at a time because I just couldn’t function. When I came here and found out that all the symptoms were connected, it was such a relief. With treatment, I became better and better and now I’m being discharged without the pain and the other symptoms. Everyone here was great, very professional and friendly. I really appreciate my neurologist for referring me here.” - Kathleen M.

Face, eye pain and headaches

“Face and eye pain and headaches were horrendous ever since my cheek bone was broken in two places in a bad accident. I couldn’t even eat or swallow. I’m back to normal since the pain is all gone because of the treatment I received here.” - Nicole H.

“The face pain was the worst. It shot right across my face. Before I came here, my tongue also hurt and it was hard to swallow. I couldn’t eat or sleep a good amount of the time. It feels great that it’s all gone. Treatment here is excellent. Everyone here is really nice.” - Corey D.

“I saw an awful lot of doctors for my migraines, sinus headaches, pain in my ears, eyes, throat, and face, but no one got to the bottom of it until my ear, nose, and throat specialist, psychologist, and mother referred me here. Everyone here is really nice.

I live very far away but it’s worth the trips.” - Zaquina Z.

“I wrote that everything is “perfect” after I treated here ten years ago, and I stayed free of tinnitus, sore throats, eye pain, and chest pain until I fell. That’s why I came back here. I’m very appreciative. You have a great staff. Everyone here is wonderful.” - Celia B.

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“I was treated by a neurologist, TMJ specialist, neurosurgeon, psychologist, pain management specialist, Emergency Room doctor, and an orthopedic surgeon before coming here. No one was able to take away the headaches, dizziness, and problems swallowing until I came here. I’m really amazed.” - Miroslaw K.

“I’m so happy with my neurologist referred me here. Before that, it was everyday severe headaches. I was scared to leave the house without pain medicine. It stopped me from doing a lot of things like playing with my kids. I didn’t know what was going on. Nobody could explain why I had all this pain. I didn’t believe I could get better but after a week, I saw the difference and now I don’t have the pain or hoarseness. So I don’t need the medication anymore. Everyone here treated me great.” - Lourdes S.

“When my jaw locked I ended up in the hospital. All they did was give me pain killers which really didn’t help. It’s a good thing my doctor referred me to Dr. Klemons. I have a very high tolerance for pain, but the headaches, jaw, eye and ear pain and pain in my throat were so bad that I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, or anything else. It was so bad I was throwing up from the pain. I feel wonderful to be able to be back to normal and am ready to go back to work.

Every doctor and staff member in this office is great. I don’t know where I’d be without them.” - Michelle S.

“Before I came here, I thought I’d be stuck with pain behind my eyes and in my ears and throat, and problems swallowing.

I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. The people here are excellent.” - Cosmo M.

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“My face hurt me so bad that I had to stay in bed most of the time so I couldn’t take care of my family. My throat hurt so bad that I choked when I tried to swallow. I have my life back now because Dr. Klemons made my pain go away. Everyone here was really nice to me and made me feel like I was part of their very big family.” - Nilsa S.

"None of the doctors I saw before I came here could help the terrible pain in my throat. I'm so happy I don't have it anymore. All the doctors and staff here are very nice." - Francisca R.


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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

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
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