Eyecatcher For adolescents

15-year-old boy

My name is Benjamin and I’m 15 years old. I had headaches, mostly around both temples and the forehead.  I tried the following measures to reduce them:

  • Cold shower in the morning
  • Jacobsen relaxation exercises
  • Listened to music and lay in bed
  • Various gymnastic exercises

Treatment by specialist doctors in:

  • Orthopedia
  • Sports medicine
  • Massage therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Treatment by an alternative practitioner (Atlas Correction)
  • Manual therapeutic treatment in combination with osteopathy
  • Upledger cranio-sacral therapy
  • Acupuncture, stay at a neuropediatric clinic (including psychological treatment)
  • Kept headache diary

Various medications:

  • Acetylsalicylic Acid, Metamizole, up to 50  drops!
  • Tramadol, Katadolon, Ibuprofen 600 mg
  • Topiramat, Esomeprazol, Paracetamol
  • Tolperison, Sumatriptan spray, Zolmitriptan, Pethidin, Paracetamol+Codeine

Reaction in the family:

  • Understanding, sympathy, annoyance

Reaction of friends:

  • Understanding, encouragement

Reaction of doctors:

  • Cluelessness, didn’t listen, referral to various specialists
  • Tried medications without end
  • Constant reference to overweight: SPORTS!!!

Reaction of school:

A lot of sympathy, understanding, good advice

How did you find the time in Datteln as well as the time after the pain therapy?
The time in Datteln was very helpful; I shared a lot of experiences with other patients. I felt very protected, wasn’t laughed at and was taken seriously.

Did you get control of your pain and if so, how?
I got control of the pain easily with the Distraction ABC!

What helped you?
The talks with the pain therapists and psychologists as well as TENS.

What’s happening in your life now? What have you achieved since then?
I’ve got the headaches under control; that means I’ve learned how to deal with them.

I’ve been able to lose 10 kilos by enjoying sports.

TENS has helped me to relax, and I still use it a year after the stay at the clinic.

I’m now more capable of handling stress and can also go to school even with a headache and do everything that is expected of me.