As practitioners of holistic dentistry, we are extremely mindful of the intricate, delicate connection between your oral and overall health. They are reliant on each other to ensure your body is running optimally for years to come.
We know it may seem a little strange to visit your All About Smiles dentist in Wilmington for relief from back pain. After all, what does a dentist know about making your back feel better? They deal with teeth, right?
It may seem strange, but it all comes back to the deep-seeded connection that your entire mouth, jaw, head, and neck have with the rest of your body. When something is wrong or out of alignment, you and your health can struggle.
Before Caitlyn came to our All About Smiles holistic dentist office in Wilmington, she was struggling with terrible back pain. She shared her story with us, and it was truly sad to hear that she has basically been uncomfortable since she was just a little girl dealing with back and neck issues. When the pain started to become increasingly more severe, she was referred to us.
When Dr. Lewis Yu met Caitlyn for the first time she had to apply ice packs to her back in the morning and at night. Simple household chores such as doing laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming were made more difficult due to the pain. “It was very debilitating as a 25-year-old who likes to do sports, likes to be active, and travel,” she says. “Even riding in the care was painful for me.”
Dr. Yu helped improve Caitlin’s quality of life and get rid of her pain by using a custom-made orthotic designed to fit neatly and comfortably in her mouth. “I had no idea that something as simple as an orthotic in my mouth could really be life-changing for me,” Caitlin says. “I was a little bit skeptical how something so small in my mouth could help my entire body.” The pain relief results were almost immediate for Caitlin. She was experiencing pain that was an 8 out of 10 on the pain scale, and the orthotic reduced it to a two. “I went home and told everyone that I was a believer. This is crazy,” she says.
Every patient is different, so we never want to guarantee that our treatment is the right solution for everyone. But we can tell you that there’s nothing more satisfying than making a difference in someone’s life that helps them finally be pain-free. This is just one of the many reasons we love Caitlin and her story so much. “It’s just really amazing, and I’m still thankful that I was able to come to All About Smiles and have this orthotic for my mouth,” she says. “It’s really changed my lifestyle and it helps decrease the pain in a huge way.”
Will you be our next success story? Let’s start the conversation about how your pain and discomfort are keeping you from living life. From there, we can create a plan of action that personal, affordable, and reasonable. Call our Wilmington office today!
It all adds up to better health, smile, body, and spirit!