TMJ Migraine Headache Suffering
Can Be Treated Without Drugs
Migraine Treatment

Therapy Description

We do the Ultrasound first because it produces heat, which relaxes the muscles, and it also produces sound waves that penetrate the deeper muscles to break up any scar tissues and adhesions found in the muscle. The Ultrasound also helps release muscle toxicity as well.

Then, we do massage therapy, which will relax the muscles even more, and this helps slows down the negative signals (trigger points) to the brain. During the massage we only do pressure point massage. We never get too aggressive because it can make the patient worse.

Next, we use the Alpha-Stim which is like Acupuncture but without the needles. It further treats the trigger zones and decreases the negative signals to the brain. While using the Alpha-Stim we allow the patient to rate how painful their trigger zones are on a scale from 1 to10. Around the 4th or 6th visit, or maybe sooner, the patient will tell us the trigger zones are under a 5. This is usually when they are feeling better.

Lastly, we use a cold laser, which resets neuromuscular pathways and increases range of motion sooner. The laser also sets off an increase in healing potential of 25-35% over the next 48 hours. The faster we get a patient’s range of motion improved, the faster we get the patient feeling better. To help you understand better, let me illustrate it for you. Say you sprain your elbow and it’s put in a cast for 3 months. Once it’s taken off do you think you can straighten your arm? Of course not. Why? Because the muscles have atrophied, they have lost neuromuscular signals to the arm due to lack of use.

The laser sends a signal to the brain reconnecting
neurological feed back loops that inhibit PAIN.
The long and short is that the laser works on
non-heat, bio stimulation to help all areas of
the body to heal 25-35% faster than normal.

The combination of these treatment modalities has a very healthy affect on brain chemistry.

The good news is that these migraine headaches and other headaches along with the associated pain can be treated effectively. There’s no need to continue to live with migraine headache pain when you can get relief from these symptoms naturally without drugs!

TENSION HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TMJ DYSFUNCTION

As highly trained dental practitioners in the treatment of TMD, we have spent years learning and practicing the most advanced technology and research to bring relief to our TMD patients. The heart of our practice is to help you find freedom from TMJ and related symptoms – especially TMJ tension headaches and migraine headaches.

Our firm commitment to you, as our patient, is to provide relief from migraine headaches, grinding your teeth, popping and clicking of your jaw, fullness and ringing in your ears, as well as any jaw, face, head, or neck pain related to TMJ.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TMD

What is TMD?
Simply put, TMD represents the range of disorders of the jaw muscles and of the temporomandibular joint -- the hinge at the side of the head that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.

What are the symptoms of TMD?
One of the most common symptoms of TMD is a dull, aching pain around the ears, which can radiate to the neck, shoulders, and back; tenderness of the jaw muscles, headache, a clicking or popping sound in the joint, limited opening of the mouth, and facial pain are also common. Another curious symptom is ringing in the ear(s), sometimes coupled with a feeling that closely resembles being under water or up in the mountains.

How many people suffer from TMD?
It is estimated that as many as 60 million Americans … 30% of the US population … suffer from TMD. TMD affects four times as many women as men, and it is most often a problem for those in their thirties and forties.

What causes TMD?
TMD disorders frequently result when the chewing muscles, the teeth, and the temporomandibular joint do not work together correctly. Some common causes are braces, trauma, whiplash, stress, teeth grinding (also called “bruxism”), dental malocclusions, missing or sore teeth, and muscle abuse.

Is TMD curable?
Although TMD can become a chronic problem often associated with some permanent damage from trauma to the head, neck, back, or temporomandibular joint, even in the worst cases the symptoms can be eliminated through proper professional care.

COMPREHENSIVE TMD TREATMENT …
GET RELIEF OF TMJ DISORDERS, TENSION AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES

“Our No. 1 job is to help you get relief from TMJ symptoms and migraine headaches. Free yourself from tension headaches, head and neck pain, ringing in the ear, and clenching.”

Did you know that 30%-40% of adults suffer from migraines, jaw pain, headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain? The good news … these symptoms can be reversed.

As highly trained dentists in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, our practice is highly focused on relieving the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) -- migraine headaches, head and neck discomfort, and TMJ tension headaches. Because of the multifaceted experience we have gained while working with experts in TMD treatment -- physicians, ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, and natural health practitioners -- We bring a unique, multidisciplinary approach to help you find true relief from your TMJ symptoms, tension headaches, migraine headaches, and head and neck pain.