To whom it may concern:
Pertaining to YEE WING TONG, M.D.
When I first came to Dr. Tong’s office May 22, 1987, I was a prisoner of pain. I had a tennis elbow, lower and upper backache and extreme headaches. After treatments by Dr. Tong my elbow is great, my backache complaints are under control and my headaches are gone.
My back complaints most likely stem from my being “rear ended” in auto accidents our times; the last time the injuries put me into therapy of one kind or another for four years and I obtained only temporary help. The headaches were the worst; everything seemed to aggravate my symptoms… smoke, petro, aftershave lotion, perfumes, etc.
In 1980 (October 19th) I came down with a very bad case of flu or virus. I was very ill and almost routinely, every month approximately the same day, I would again have a headache and a sore throat. This continued for a couple of years but then the repetitious sore throat disappeared, leaving me with monthly headaches. These headaches lasted 3 to 5 days with no relief. I would take Excedrine every 5 hours just to dull the pain; nothing would stop it. The headaches were horrendous, with the pain moving from the left to right temple, then to the back of the head, and sometimes the top of the head.
I was directed to UCLA, which gave me no help; Dr. Kudrow (Headache specialist), put me on medication for migraines… no help. I have seen 34 other doctors with all sorts of specialties (Homeopalto got rid of my sore throats). You name it, I’ve tried it. I had almost become resigned to my condition but it was almost unbearable and many times I prayed for death.
I contacted Dr. Tong after reading about him in the Leisure World, Seal Beach, paper. On July 16th, 1987, I had my temple area “frozen”. Today, August 3rd, I have had no reoccurrence of the headaches and I have had no side affects (except the pain of the first 24 hours from the procedure). I, personally, feel that Dr. Tong’s work must go on; he is the only one who has been able to give me relief and I must highly recommend him and his procedure. I have listed my telephone numbers if you should wish to contact me
– Joann M.