Headaches and HappinessSeptember 19, 2018
It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of the population experience tension headaches on occasion. Environmental headaches, especially in cities, are not uncommon, nor are those caused by stress. The Migraine Research Foundation reports that more than 4 million people have at least 15 migraines per month, with countless others suffering from these debilitating headaches on a less frequent basis.
If you suffer from headaches, you already know how they can impact every area of your life. Interfering with cognitive function, attention and focus, and sometimes even causing nausea, headaches are the bane of many peoples existence, causing millions to seek over-the-counter and prescription medication solutions. Sadly, these solutions can cause problems of their own, including kidney failure, stomach bleeding, and even death. What’s more, If your headaches are a result of jaw misalignment, medications will not be able to produce any type of lasting relief.
TMD and Headaches
The NIH reports that there is a “close relationship between headache and TMD,” and suggests “early and multidisciplinary treatment of TMDs should be performed in order to avoid the overlay of painful events that could result in pain chronicity.” In other words, seeking TMD treatment to address chronic pain can help prevent its recurrence.
At NYC Smile Design, we offer a comprehensive range of neuromuscular treatments that can be used to restore alignment and reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of headaches. If you struggle with headaches more than one day a month, call our Manhattan office to schedule an evaluation and learn if these services may be of use to you.
What would a life free of chronic head pain look like? Would you be able to enjoy more time outside? More time with family and friends? Would your work life improve? Your home life? What about your love life?
Headaches impact productivity and make engaging in the world much more difficult. Imagine what your life could be like if you were able to find a solution for your headaches. Imagine what your life could be like if these solutions were safe, nontoxic, and designed to produce lasting relief. Now recognize that you may not need to imagine these things at all, you can actually realize them by working with the neuromuscular dentists at our Manhattan office.
If your headaches are related to a TMJ disorder, we can get to work right away on crafting a personalized treatment plan that seeks to restore alignment and put a permanent end to your pain.
Other Symptoms of TMD
In addition to headaches, symptoms of TMD include:
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Pain or swelling around the jaw joint
- Difficulties opening and shutting the mouth
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib may be able to help. Utilizing the latest in neuromuscular dental technology and techniques, our dentists can effectively detect and treat this disorder under nearly all circumstances. If you have been living with chronic pain, now is the best time to call our office and learn how we can help.
To schedule your neuromuscular evaluation, please call 212-452-3344 today. Located in Manhattan, we serve men and women living with chronic pain throughout New York City.