"During the fall of 2006, I started to have pain in the right side of my face. I started at my internist and he thought that I should go to a neurologist. Starting on the path of the neurologist was frustrating and time consuming. The neurologist administered tests that included a series of 100 needles in the right side of my face finding what they called 'paralysis'. So, off to Wills Eye Hospital where I went through another series of tests with an eye specialist. After 2 visits to Wills Eye Hospital in Pennsylvania, they could not find anything. I did, however, still have the pain and I was feeling more and more stress with what they felt could be something life changing.
"Now additional symptoms were starting to develop. My eye specialist now thought it could be a disease. So they were going to begin another series of tests on me when I saw Rich Nadler in a social setting one evening. When I told him of my symptoms, he suggested that I come into the office to let him take a look at my bite. I was not buying into anything, and the last thing I wanted was to go to another doctor appointment.
"But desperate to find a solution, I went to his office where he put some “TENS” on my jaws to relax them. I went through a series of this process with my jaw and I felt that it was providing some relief. Still skeptical he made an appliance which I was to wear while I was sleeping. Within 30 days there was less numbness as well as pain. Within 60 days I no longer had an issue with my eye closing or any pain. I wear my appliance every night for the past 5 years, and have had very few instances of any re-occurrence except when I am feeling a great deal of stress. During those times I will wear my appliance during the day also.
"I am not sure how this would have ended if I had not had the conversation with Dr. Nadler and allowed him to try what I thought would be another exercise of trying to find the solution to my problem with no positive results."
- Sharon Gorny