I was walking out of a medical building and saw out of the corner of my eye a banner of a Migraine Treatment Center which always grabs my attention. I looked it up on the internet when I got home and found out this treatment is actually a dental office that works with chronic headache patients. The program is called TruDenta and this dentist office is the only one that offers this program in West Michigan. I set up an appointment and this dentist seems to be very knowledgeable about headaches and told me it's a program that was created by neurologists and dentists and deals with the affect of the jaw and the
trigeminal nerve. He works with medical insurance companies, not dental insurance.
What I liked about the information is that it is noninvasive with the goal of reducing medications that headache patients are on. He made no promises but asked for a commitment to work on the treatment process outside of the office. I would be expected to work on exercises like a physical therapy and practicing relaxation exercises. It all made sense but since I've never heard of this, I was hoping someone out there had ever heard of this treatment.
I have just been rejected by my insurance company for the Omega Procedure (a neurotransmitter for headaches) and trying to appeal that decision. Meanwhile I can try something noninvasive. I would rather try this than have something so expensive and invasive as a neurotransmitter. Maybe this is what I've been waiting for. It is a 12 week program that costs between $5000-$6000 with hopes of some of it covered by my medical insurance.
Any opinions about this? Has anyone have knowledge of this program? Has anyone tried this program? I would appreciate any response to my possibility?
Wanda from Michigan