According to the National Headache Foundation, headaches and migraines affect over 45 million Americans, the overwhelming majority of which are women. Headaches and migraines are not only different conditions, but each sufferer has their own unique pattern of pain and triggers.
The medical community considers migraines as an incurable condition that can only be managed with the continued use of prescription drugs, along with lifestyle changes. There are no objective tests available to reliably diagnose a migraine. The diagnosis is based on a physical examination and medical history, including triggers, symptoms and family history. Migraine prevention relies on preventive medications that must be taken every day, whether there is a headache present or not. These medications only work for about 40% of the people who take them, and even then only reduce the frequency of episodes by an average of 50%. Once a migraine has begun, other medications are used in an attempt to control symptoms. It is a general recommendation that medications used to treat head pain be limited to no more than twice a week in order to prevent side effects and reduce the likelihood of causing recurring medication overuse headaches.
Chronic headaches, such as tension and sinus headaches are usually not as severe, nor do they show the same symptom pattern. One thing they do share however is the common trigger of increased muscle tension related to a misalignment in the head and neck or bite relationship. The poor alignment of the upper jaw to the lower jaw, unbalanced force distribution and the chronic attempt by the body to compensate for this misalignment is a common trigger that is often overlooked by the medical profession.
Fortunately, today we have the science and technology to easily screen for and treat the triggers that lead to so much pain and suffering. In a healthcare industry where drugs are so frequently used to mask the symptoms, our diagnostic protocols are focused on revealing the underlying causes and contributing factors, while our treatment protocols are noninvasive, nonsurgical, and drug-free. Would you like a real solution that will help you avoid headaches and migraines without having to take prescription drugs for the rest of your life?