Founder and Director of Occlusion Connections
It is highly appropriate to use objective diagnostic procedures and therapeutic modalities on patients that fall victims to auto accidents, chronic paining patients in distress that have often sought help and treatment from numerous clinicians that have already implemented their subjective evaluations and treatments with limited help. For this reason it is imperative to stop this cycle of subjective treatment and rising costs due to lack of proper implementation of objective diagnostic procedures and protocols that would contain the costs and decrease treatment times of those victims.
The use of objective quantifiable diagnostic procedures especially those with automobile accidents should be implemented to quantify and qualify a patient’s dysfunction. This certainly adds essential accurate information in the effective diagnostic and treatment process especially with patients with trauma episodes to the head/ neck and cervical regions. Subjective feelings and educated guesses when treating the mandible, masticatory muscles of the head and neck, and the temporomandibular joints will not produce cost effective results and treatment times.
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