Chronic headaches may be related to TMJ dysfunction -- Your dentist is not trained to diagnose and treat such headaches.
A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones and resulting dysfunction of the muscles of the neck and upper back.
When the bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or imitated they can produce throbbing headaches with muscle spasms and referred symtoms to the jaw, face and eyes. Aspirin and other medications may cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.
Many people find relief and reduction in their headache symptoms with chiropractic care of spinal manipulation, phsysiotherapy and postural stabilization exercises.
If a thorough examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves, or mechanical restrictions, chiropractic care should be considered. After a complete explanation, you'll receive a care program designed for your unique spinal problem.
Many patients report headache relief. Others find that the correction of their problem takes longer because their spinal problem has existed undetected for many years. Every patient responds differently. Regardless of how you respond, enjoy the drug-free results millions have enjoyed by consulting a chiropractic doctor.