Headache and Migraine Treatment-Charlotte, NC
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Countless people suffer from headaches and migraines on a weekly or even daily basis. For many years, common headache treatments have overlooked the role that the mouth, jaws and bite alignment can play in triggering this type of pain. At the Charlotte Headache Center, Dr. Rob Harrell has taken an entirely new approach to diagnosing and treating chronic headaches and migraines.
Having provided dental care to Charlotte-area residents for more than 15 years, Dr. Harrell has first-hand experience with the types of craniofacial issues that can cause frequent or severe headaches. Using the cutting-edge TruDenta system, he is able to provide a stunningly accurate analysis of the entire head and neck region, the oral system and temporomandibular joint. This technology is able to accurately identify many of the issues that cause headaches.
The diagnostic process is unique in that it provides instant analysis of several different neuromuscular forces within the head and neck. Studies indicate that as many as 80 percent of all headaches are “dental force” related. This description spans several key areas.
First, malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth, is a prominent contributor to craniofacial pain. When biting or chewing, the teeth exert tremendous pressure on their opposing counterparts. If the bite pattern is disturbed even slightly, this pressure can result in radiant pain throughout the head. Headaches are quite often the result of malocclusion.
Similarly, disorders of the temporomandibular joint often cause headaches and migraines. There is no other joint in the body like the TMJ; it has unparalleled range of movement in the body and is responsible for perhaps more daily activity than any other joint. Together, these factors put the TMJ at great risk for physical disorders and malfunction. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) causes frequent or severe headaches and migraines in many patients.
At Charlotte Headache Center, we are able to diagnose and treat your chronic headaches, migraines and TMD using the cutting-edge TruDenta system. Make an appointment with us now by calling 704-540-5850 or use the contact form on this page.