If you suffer from migraine headaches then you know how it can negatively impact your quality of life. Migraines can be severely debilitating and can lead to pounding headaches, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. If you experience migraine headaches you are not alone; the National Headache Foundation estimates that 28 million Americans suffer from migraines. The good news for residents living in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area is that Beautiful Lake Ridge Smiles provides migraine treatment in our office.
Why Do Migraines Occur?
The science behind migraine pain is still being debated by scientists and researchers however they do agree on what can trigger a migraine:
- External factors such as emotional stress can increase muscle tension and dilated blood vessels can intensify the severity of a migraine.
- Sensitivity to certain chemicals such as the ones found in food and drinks have been related to migraines.
- The excessive consumption or withdrawal from caffeine can cause headaches. Caffeine is often used in treating acute migraine headaches.
- Other factors include changing weather conditions, menstrual periods, excessive fatigue, missing meals and changes in a normal sleep pattern can also contribute.
Treating Migraines with the NTI-TSS
We treat migraine pain with the NTI-TSS device which reduces trigeminal motor hyper-activity. This device has proven to be highly successful at reducing migraine attacks within the first eight weeks of use. The trigeminal nerve is a nerve that reports sensations back to the brain from three different areas. The busiest of these three areas is the third division, which sends sensations to the brain from everything below the cheekbone including the teeth, lips, gums and jaw joint. When the brain becomes influenced by external stimuli such as a stressful situation it can secrete chemicals that irritate and inflame the arteries surrounding the brain which result in migraine pain. The NTI device helps to reduce these pains and is a popular conservative migraine treatment for many.