Chronic migraines aren’t just headaches. They don’t go away quickly, they don’t respond to aspirin or other common pain medications, and they can’t be ignored. The debilitating pain can affect your quality of life, relationships, and even ability to work. Millions of Americans are affected, including many people here in Willoughby Hills. For many people, standard treatment is not enough to stop the pain. However, there are several advanced migraine headache treatments now available, including NTI-tss (nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system).
What is NTI-tss?
Tiny yet powerful, NTI-tss is a customized intra-oral device that has been used to manage pain from migraines, tension headaches, TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), and more. It works by reducing the strain of clenching the muscles in the jaw, which often occurs during sleep. Like a mouthguard, the device fits snugly and comfortably in your mouth, usually only covering a couple of teeth.
A unique, drug-free approach to pain relief
Headache treatments are often based in medications, either designed to relive pain or reduce inflammation. NTI-tss is different. It targets the neuromuscular malfunction that is at the root of many headaches.
The trigeminal nerve extends from the temple to the jaw and face. It is an essential part of facial sensation, chewing function, and more. Clenching or grinding teeth during sleep can irritate this nerve, causing pain in the jaw, face, head, and upper body. The NTI-tss oral device helps maintain a stable jaw position and promotes muscle relaxation. It may be used to treat:
- Tension headaches
- Muscular pain in the jaw area
Is NTI-tss treatment right for you?
The best way to answer that question is to visit us for a consultation. Every patient is different, and there are several possible causes of migraine headaches. During your visit, Dr. Stern will learn about your symptoms, frequency of headaches, previous treatments you have tried, and medical history. Based on this information, along with a comprehensive examination, he will determine if you might benefit from an NTI-tss device.
Just give us a call at (440) 210-0999 to schedule a consultation and let us help you find the right path to relief from headache pain.