Are you being prevented from living your best life due to the pain suffered from chronic headaches or migraines? These headaches often result in debilitating pain that can often interfere with your everyday life resulting in lost time at work, missing out on social events, and not being able to fulfill previously scheduled obligations due to this miserable pain. Many who suffer from these headaches have found nothing but frustration when seeking treatment. Dr. Michael Stern and the team at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills want to offer you a solution through a treatment called NTI-tss therapy.
Understanding Chronic Headaches and Migraines
There are medications on the market which provide temporary relief for chronic headaches and migraines by disrupting nerve signals. This is effective for several patients, but a better solution would be to prevent the pain before it happens rather than temporarily treating it after it occurs. What makes the nerves which cause these headaches hyper-functional? Often, the answer lies with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The nerves which are the cause for chronic headaches and migraines are also responsible for the movement of your muscles in your TMJ. In situations where these muscles become overactive and contract excessively, the nerve can become overstimulated and lead to headaches.
Overstimulation of your TMJ and Bruxism
For many, the most common reason for excessive muscle activity in the TMJ is chronic grinding of the teeth, also called bruxism. Many Americans probably think they do not suffer from bruxism because they don’t consciously grind their teeth. The simple truth, though, is that many of us suffer from grinding of the teeth while we sleep, leading to teeth that unevenly work and chronic morning headaches.
NTI-tss therapy centers around a dental device that prevents patients from exerting excessive force on the muscles, which leads to chronic headaches and migraines. This device is usually worn while you sleep, and it functions by preventing your front teeth from contacting each other resulting in relief for your jaw muscles. The nerves which trigger headaches, in turn, are not agitated and this all leads to stopping these terrible headaches from before they can start.
If you are seeking relief from chronic headaches and migraines, please reach out to Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills in Willoughby Hills, OH today at ((440) 210-0999.