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Drug free relief for migraines, headaches, TMJ and jaw pain…. A new approach to treatment.
Migraines, headaches, TMJ and jaw pain have long been treated using drugs, aimed at settling symptoms produced by the Trigeminal ‘Migraine’ nerve. But proven, new and effective treatments which can reduce or eliminate the onset and severity of head and face pain are finally here. Jaw pain, Headaches and Migraines often occur together as the same nerve supplies the same area of the jaw and head.
Research shows that around 48% of Migraines are reported to begin in the mornings, mainly from the effects of grinding and clenching your teeth at night combined with muscle spasm and pain at rest in the muscles of your face, neck and shoulders.
People suffering from Migraines & Jaw Pain have several habits and physical characteristics in common which irritate the Jaw & Migraine nerve:
- Grinding and clenching your teeth at night
- Stiffness, tightness & pain in the muscles of your face, neck and upper shoulders
- Problems with the joints in your neck
- Poor posture, habits and Ergonomics
Dental NTI Splints
These discrete mouth splints, worn at night, were developed in America and are relatively new in the UK such that only a handful of dentists prescribe them. Studies have shown that the NTI splint decreases stress in the jaw and can reduce migraine pain attacks by up to 75 per cent in 75 per cent of its users. Furthermore it is the only appliance that has passed the rigorous testing of the Food and Drugs Agency (FDA) in the United States and has been approved for prevention of medically diagnosed migraine pain.
Do you suffer from regular headaches that impact your life? Are you so used to the chronic pain that is always there in the background and you force yourself to do your daily tasks?
Migraines and tension headaches effect people in a variety of different ways, often people suffering from migraines and tension headaches don’t even recognise the symptoms.
Symptoms can include severe headaches with triggers such as certain sounds or smells, throbbing type headaches, sensitivity to light, sinus pain lasting up to 1 week (this is often confused with recurring sinus infections).
Many migraine sufferers rely on medications to keep the problems under control. The problem being that powerful drugs are often used as tranquilisers to mask the pain but not to treat the root of the problem. So what does a dentist know about migraine and tension headache treatment? The answer is “everything that your GP and neurosurgeon doesn’t!” There are numerous factors involved in triggering migraines; one of the most common triggers can be tooth grinding and tooth clenching whilst you are asleep. This can overload the sensory receptor of the brain which also controls all sensations involved with migraine. This overload causes the migraines to become more frequent and more severe.
Call us on 0141 611 8361 and we can discuss the best option for you.