Dealing with frequent headaches is a struggle that many Americans face; daily, weekly, or even monthly headaches can affect your quality of life, job performance, marriage, and social life. There are numerous over-the-counter headache remedies, holistic approaches to stopping headache pain, and even yoga poses to combat the pain brought on by headaches. For many people, none of these treatments work, and they’re left with the throbbing, often-debilitating pain of a migraine headache.
Many people who have headaches in Wilmington, Delaware, use the word “migraine” to describe their very painful headache, but migraine headaches are actually difficult to diagnose. A migraine headache is not just a headache but a disabling neurological disease with a variety of symptoms and treatment modalities. The American Migraine Foundation estimates that approximately 39 million Americans live with migraine headaches. The number may be much higher because the American Migraine Foundation points out that many headache sufferers never get that official diagnosis.
After reading this blog, you may realize that your diet may be triggering your headaches, or, if you have already explored that option, you may soon discover that your terrible headaches are caused by something called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (commonly referred to as TMD or TMJ).
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint in Wilmington, Delaware, affect the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments. TMD may be caused by trauma, a misaligned bite known as “malocclusion,” arthritis, or wear and tear of the jaw joints. If your headaches in Wilmington are not relieved by a change in your diet, then you may have to find a neuromuscular dentist in Wilmington, Delaware, with experience in diagnosing and treating TMD.