20 years of hiatal pain and three years of facial pain resolved in one visit

Why do chronically ill pain patients fall through the cracks? The answer is simple. Complex problems require complex solutions. Unfortunately, most practitioners do not have the training or skills to connect the dots and these complex cases go undiagnosed. Treating the symptoms is like painting on rust. It’s a temporary fix but eventually the rust resurfaces. The body is no different.

To solve complex problems, one has to dig lateral holes. The so called lateral holes represent professional specialties like chiropractic, craniopathy, osteopathy, dental, and nutritional paradigms. This was the case with Theresa who suffered 20 years of hiatal hernia pain and three years of facial pain. Her facial pain started immediately following extraction of all her upper teeth and insertion of an immediate denture. Unbeknownst to the dentist, Theresa had pre-existing cranial distortions, which were exacerbated by the extraction of all her upper teeth and placement of an full upper denture. These concepts are not taught in the dental schools because the professors are unaware of their existence.

The key issues to resolving this case were:

  • Correction of the patients’ pronated feet
  • Correction of her cranial distortions
  • Correction of her canted horizontal maxillary plane

When the two foundations (maxillae and feet) of the body are leveled, the slinky or spine straightens and the pain disappears. A global understanding of how the body works is essential to fixing the problem. The accompanying slides tell the story.


Dr. Gerald H. Smith

About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.