Living with headaches can be so difficult that patients fall into deep depressions and can even become suicidal. Their support systems falter because they do not have a visible illness or injury. They live with severe guilt over the damage they feel the cause to family and friends and wonder if everyone wouldn't be better off without them. Patients are frequently ignored by their physicians or are treated like addicts seeking a fix. Multiple ER visits are sometimes the only coping mechanism available.
Neuromuscular Dentistry can frequently give patients a new lease on life. Living with chronic pain is difficult, not just for the headache patients but for their families as well. Drug regimens to prevent and reduce headache frequency are at best only partially effective and the side effects can be too severe for long term therapy. A recent study showed that Topomax and Botox helped significantly less that half of patients a 50% reduction in pain. Even with treatment these patients are still suffering and dealing with a poor quality of life.
Neuromuscular dental techniques allows either drug free treatment, reduction in medication use and/or the combination of drug treatment and TMD therapy . An excellent article on TMD disorders and headache "SUFFER NO MORE: DEALING WITH THE GREAT IMPOSTER" can be found at http://www.sleepandhealth.com/
Neuromuscular Dental therapy usually will begin with a removable orthotic, orthopedic appliance or splint. Many patients with chronic headaches have been told the do not have a TMJ disorder. While their joints are normal or appear normal the still have major problems with their jaw muscles and trigeminal nervous system.
Other symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction include;
TM Joint Pain and clicking
ear stuffiness,ear pain, tinnitus
neck and back pain and stiffness
Chronic pain syndroms
bruxism and clenching
feelings of pressure in the ears and/or sinus regions
and many other chronic disorders
Dr Shapira who treats TMJ disorders and associated migraines, daily headaches, and other chronic pain disorders at his dental practice (www.delanydentalcare.com)
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