Headaches and Migraines
Approximately 90% of people suffer from headaches within any given year! Headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to unbearably painful, and can impact your day-to-day functions. Regardless of their intensity, headaches are an inconvenient part of life that we may be able to help you avoid here at Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Unfortunately there are no medical examinations that can be used to examine non-tension related headaches.
However, one of the major ways to see the root of tension headaches is through neuromuscular dentistry. TMD creates a contraction of muscles in the jaw that create the tension on the neck and head causing intense pain. This contraction is caused by misalignment in the jaw. As a result, millions of Americans suffer from headaches and they do not even the root cause of it is temporomandibular joint disorder.
Our office uses the latest technology like TENS electrical stimulation and electromyography scans to identify the root cause of tension headaches.
Anyone who has ever had a migraine can attest to the incredible pain and discomfort that is associated with them. This most intense form of headache causes not only unbearable pain, but also sensitivity to sound and light, muscle pain that can radiate throughout the body, nausea, and sometimes even nausea or altered vision perceptions. Unlike a simple headache, which may still allow a person to go about their day, a migraine can be severe enough to affect your day-to-day functions. If you experience migraines, we may be able to help stop them once and for all by treating TMJ and other neuromuscular dentistry conditions which may be causing them.