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BNS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if I or a family member or friend could benefit from or need a BNS?
- If you had a difficult birth.
- If you’ve ever hit your head
- If you’ve ever had a concussion
- If you ever suffered a traumatic Brain Injury
- If you have ever hit your head in car accident
- If you suffer with chronic sinusitis
- If you suffer with chronic migraine headaches
- Are you a mouth breather?
- If you suffer with vision problems
- If you suffer with TMJ problems
- If your bite is off
- If you have hearing problems
- If you suffer with balance/dizziness problems
- If you suffer with Chronic Ear Infections
- Learning Disorders
- Speech Disorders
- Nasal Allergies
- Nasal Congestion
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to noise
- Unsteady gait/difficulty walking
- Fainting spells
- Loss of Appetite
- Decrease/loss of sense of smell
- Decrease/loss of sense of taste
- Difficulty concentrating/forgetfulness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feel like in a fog or like the world is moving faster than you are
- Impatience or get angry more often
- Feel depressed
- Lack of energy or get tired more easily
- Writing problems ( handwriting, turning words around, omitting words, etc)
- Difficulty doing simple math ( adding/subtracting/division, etc)
What does an evaluation include?
Your history, physical examination of your head bones by palpation of the movable joints of the head and jaw joint.
How long does a treatment take?
It depends. I always schedule one hour for the first treatment. Follow up visits may take 15 to 30 minutes depending on your condition.
Does insurance cover this treatment?
Not usually, however we will give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company.
What are the costs?
The initial consultation is $175. The first treatment is $475 If you get treated on your first visit the consultation fee is waived. Follow up treatments are $175.
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on your condition. Of course, every patient wants relief fast but it depends on how long you've had your condition, the severity, how well the bones of your head will move, etc. After doing this procedure for over 30 years now, I suggest that patients take an initial 6 visits before expecting too much change; but it might take longer. The treatments should be taken as close together as possible for best results. Once you begin to notice relief, then the frequency of treatment is stretched out until you get lasting relief and many patients will then work into some kind of maintenance schedule so either your condition doesn't return or so we can manage it. But it is really up to you on how many treatments you want to take, or how often. I will give you my recommendations based on your condition and promise to help you as best as I can.
What does this Technique do?
The effects of this treatment can be incredible both from a structural and symptomatic standpoint. Recently, I have had a mute autistic girl, ages seven, talk for the first time after a treatment. Others with hearing loss have responded. It is also used for allergies, psychiatric problems, drug addiction, migraines,TMJ, vertigo,sleep apnea, vision, loss of smell ... the list goes on. It is indicated whenever there is cranial dysfunction or cranial faults, for example from childbirth, from a fall, from being hit in the head, etc. By no means is it a cure-all. However, patients who suffer and have tried other techniques and therapies are welcome recipients - once they get used to it - of this very powerful treatment. When indicated, it has provided relief for thousands of suffering patients.
How is this Technique Performed?
Basically, you adjust the sphenoid bone via the nasopharynx by placing a secured finger cot on the tip of a blood pressure bulb, inserting it into the inferior, middle and superior turbinates of the nose, one at a time, bilaterally, inflating the finger cotin one turbinate at a time. Release it, take it out, and do the same procedure again. After doing the procedure at each turbinate on both sides (which equals six inflations), the bottom pair is done again. This procedure, therefore, does eight inflations each visit. That is the way it has always been done by Dr. Stober. Some patients and skulls can handle two or three finger cots and more than eight inflations each visit. It just depends on the case and the patient.
And until some research proves otherwise, this is the procedure of choice in this technique.
Recommended frequency is anywhere from daily or weekly until relief is achieved. Many patients continue on a maintenance basis. For anyone suffering with cognitive or intellectual disabilities, this treatment many times has proven to be very helpful.
Dr. George Siegfried graduated from Schiller University in Heidelberg, Germany. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Western States Chiropractic College In Portland, 1981. He has an extensive experience treating athletes and people of all ages. In 1983 and 1984 he was the chiropractor for the Italian Olympic Team’s Track and Field Division.
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