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Migraine Dentists Mackay

Migraine headaches can be very debilitating and greatly reduce the quality of life of the sufferer. It can be difficult to diagnose the cause as there are many symptoms. Most people learn to live with migraines and for years will “pop” a pill to deal with the pain. It is always amazing to speak to chronic, long term pain patients who seem to accept that getting three or four headaches or migraines per week is normal. They just put up with their lot!

Migraines can be a consequence of our everyday life.Stresses at work or home or lifestyle habits of drinking or smoking are common culprits. Disturbed sleeping patterns and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often related and at Australian Orthodontists Dental we can investigate this further if deemed necessary. Environmental pollutants and contaminates with heavy metals has also been shown to be a major stressor. Amalgam removed in a safe way may be recommended.

You may not have considered that your bite could be a cause of your migraines. Most migraines are of muscle origin and a poor bite will stress the muscles of the head. Dr Dentist has done advanced studies in dental rehabilitation of bites which allows the muscles of the head and neck to achieve a physiological resting state. This has been shown to have a positive impact in reducing migraines that are due to muscle spasm.

Using bioinstrumentation, we can assess the tonicity of your head and neck musculature and determine if muscle spasm is the cause of the migraine.

We then determine if your cervical spine and posture are causative factors, in which case we use skilled physiotherapists or chiropractors to treat that area. If it is determined that the way your teeth come together is the problem, then we will discuss treatment options with you

Do you suffer from Migraine Headaches?

Tried Doctors, Medical Specialists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Physio’s along
with every type of medication on the market yet your still in constant pain?


There is a cure  - Neuromuscular Migraine Dentistry.

Up to 90% of patients treated through Neuromuscular Dentistry have become pain free or have obtained substantial relief from the debilitating condition.

Then, if you’re over living a life of pain, constantly taking drugs, being absent from work, and having a disrupted social life, then simply click the “GO” button and locate the nearest Neuromuscular dentist, who has been trained in this field and you’re on the road to recovery like thousands of.

migraine headacheTMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems manifest themselves in a variety of ways. The most common symptoms of TMJ are migraine headaches. Commonly a tension headache. Many people who suffer from this type of headache describe it as a ring of pain around the head. TMJ related headaches are often caused where there is a constant contraction of the muscles in the jaw. This results in tension in the face, head and neck.

 This tension in the muscles reduces the amount of blood that is able to reach the area. The body responds by sending more blood to the area, which results in an increase in blood pressure to the muscles of the head resulting in a headache.  Clenching and grinding of teeth is creating a contraction of the muscles, which results in pain.

Aligning the temporomandibular joint and placing the jaw into its optimal position through neuromuscular dentistry can alleviate most headache problems related to TMJ, muscle, nerve and joint disorder.

Many millions suffer from migraine headaches, a type of headache that can often be debilitating. There are 3 times as many women sufferers as men. While any headache can uncomfortable, migraine headaches will often cause incapacitation.

People will often experience a warning know as an aura. These are usually sensations such as flashing lights, blind spots or tingling in the extremities.

In addition to the pain of a headache, migraine symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to sound and light.

The only relief many can find is by retreating to a dark quiet room for hours or even days. When left untreated, a typical migraine can last anywhere from 4 hours to days.

There is a lot that is not understood about headaches. Some researchers believe that migraines may be the result of changes in the trigeminal nerve system, which is a major pathway in the cranial nervous system. It is felt that changes in brain chemicals such as serotonin affect the pain messages running along this pathway.

When a headache occurs, the level of serotonin in the brain drops. Scientists believe that this causes the trigeminal nerve to release a protein which travels to the brain's outer covering. This protein causes the blood vessels of the outer covering to become dilated and inflamed. This results in a headache.

The type of migraine varies from person to person. Most people don't experience the aura before their headache. Those that do are experiencing what is known as a Classic Migraine. Whether you experience an aura or not, many people have sensations or premonitions before the headache actually occurs.

 These symptoms may include: elation or intense levels of energy, craving for sweets, drowsiness, irritability, depression or thirst. 

Migraine headache triggers 
There are a number of things that may trigger a migraine: 
• Hormonal changes.
 The exact mechanism between headaches and hormones is not fully understood. Changes in estrogens and progesterone seem to cause migraine in a number of women. Women who have a history of migraines report there occurrence right before or after their periods. Those women who take contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy often report migraines. 
• Foods.
 Many people develop headaches after eating certain food. The most common food causes include: alcohol, especially red wine; aged cheeses; chocolate; fermented, pickled or marinated foods; aspartame; caffeine; monosodium glutamates; certain seasonings; and many canned and processed foods. 
• Stress.
 Stress is often cited as a major contributor to migraines. Whether it occurs at home or work, the body can react to stress with a headache. 
• Sensory stimulus.
 Bright or flashing lights and glaring sun can causes headache pain. Certain smells such as perfume and flowers, and unpleasant odours, such as paint thinner and cigarette smoke. 
• Physical factors.
 Heavy manual work or exercise can set off a headache. Also, changes in sleep habits including too much or too little sleep can trigger a headache. 
• Changes in the environment.
 Changes in the weather, such as rain storms or changes in altitude, such as going to the mountains, can result in a headache. A change of weather, season, altitude level, barometric pressure or time zone can prompt a migraine headache. 
• Medications.
 Certain medications can aggravate migraines - Neuromuscular migraine dentistry is a more permanent option

All of these factors can contribute to the occurrence of a migraine headache.                                                                              http://www.onlineweblibrary.com/news/headache.jpg

But the biggest factor is a poor bite relationship.

When the upper and lower jaw are not aligned properly, it results in the muscles being in a constant state of contraction.

These muscles cause the jaws to come together 2000-3000 times every day during chewing and swallowing.

After a while, the muscles get tired and go into spasm. There is a build-up of lactic acid and other waste metabolites due to increased blood pressure in the muscles, which prevents normal blood flow. This is the primary cause of migraines which can often be relieved through neuromuscular migraine dentist



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