Do you ever start feeling tired, lethargic, or irritable unexpectedly, then go to sleep hoping you feel better in the morning just to start the next day off with an aura clouding your vision? Maybe you see a sparkling edge at the periphery of your field of sight or notice flashing or zig-zagging light beams shrouding your sight.
If this has ever happened to you, you know what comes next, a headache so intense it's beyond description. This headache isn't like others. It's past a minor inconvenience, it's debilitating. Made worse by bright lights and loud sounds, you're left essentially crippled in agony. To make matters worse, before long you're sick to your stomach and nauseous. This is the dreaded migraine headache.
What Does Relief Look Like?
Neuromuscular dentistry fights migraines at their root, the temporomandibular joint. Aligning your bite to its intended position through neuromuscular dentistry can save you years of pain and suffering. Because neuromuscular dentistry focuses on resolving an actual physical deficiency to relieve migraine symptoms it also spares patients a never-ending rotation of prescription pills.
One of the biggest contributors to migraines and headaches is bite relation. A less than optimal bite relation contributes to a constant strain on the muscles of the head and neck. This structural deficiency is known as malocclusion which typically stems from TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. The constant strain on your muscles causes the build-up of lactic acid and prevents normal blood flow and triggers migraines.
Common Migraine Symptoms
- Throbbing or dull aching pain on one or both sides of the head
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Changes in how a person sees, including blurred vision or blind spots, zig-zags of light or light flashes
- Sensitivity to light, noise, and odors
- Tiredness, confusion, or lightheadedness
- Feeling cold or sweating
- Stiff or tender neck, tender scalp
- Anxious or restlessness
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, no doubt you've been told there's no way to stop from getting them. Whenever symptoms flare up your only option will be to cover them up with prescription medication, which is more of a bandage than a solution. Medications of course only make you more comfortable while you wait for your symptoms to finally go away.
How Can Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics Help Your TMD?Migraines have always been touted as an incurable condition that affects people for reasons unknown. Through years of experience in TMD treatment, Dr. Buck has witnessed a significant improvement of flare-ups and symptoms alike through actual solution-based treatment. If you struggle with migraines and would like to know how treatment might suit you and your unique circumstances, call Dr. Buck at (425) 409-2086 or visit our contact page.