Gillian had suffered from severe headaches for ten years. She had seen countless doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and had now been referred to a psychiatrist for treatment having been on light and powerful antidepressants for a year without any improvement. The advice she was given was to continue on heavy antidepressants for a further six months and then return for a review. It was only that Gillian was advised not to drive for the whole six months which prompted her – a company rep who depended on her car, to consult our member. To Gillian, that she slept properly for the first time in ten years having had a deprogrammer fitted, was of profound importance. The cycle of the dependents had to be broken somewhere and this gave her the single biggest shot of confidence in medicine for ten years. Her headaches were improved in one day and gone within three. Follow up treatment with the second appliance and work on adjusting Gillian’s teeth fitted together proved to be very demanding, the size of the bite error being tiny. Nevertheless, an excellent result was achieved. Two years on, Gillian is still being weaned off the medication she had been on. Gillian’s confidence in herself has been restored. Her performance at work has been improved and she is more or less back to her old self.
There is no link between the size of the bite error and the scale of pain experienced by a patient. In this case a tiny error was producing severe symptoms which had literally driven the patient into psychiatric treatment. The logic behind her treatment was the same as with the other case studies. All that was needed for our member to be able to spot the microscopic bite error, listen to the patient and work to tolerances which would make a Rolls Royce engineer break out into a sweat.