Migraine Headaches Beverly Hills
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For treatment of chronic painful migraine headaches, Beverly Hills patients turn to Patric Cohen, DDS, at The Dental Sedation Center. Dr. Cohen regularly employs advanced neuromuscular dentistry techniques to address these common issues.
The nature of a migraine can vary from moderate to severe and can be pulsating. A migraine may affect only half of the head and can last for a few hours or even days. Physical activity escalates the pain and irritation. Other symptoms that commonly accompany migraines include:
- Susceptibility to smell, light, and sound
Migraine headaches not only affect a patient’s physical comfort, but they also severely affect their psychological well-being. Mood swings and the inability to focus are two direct effects of this frustrating disorder.
Boys are more prone to migraine attacks than girls during puberty since changes in hormone levels are also a factor. However, women generally have a greater tendency to be affected by migraine headaches.
What Causes Migraines and Headaches?
An estimated 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Using advanced neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Cohen can often decrease or eliminate a patient’s suffering from headache pain.
Oftentimes, a “bad bite” or malocclusion will eventually lead to an imbalance in the relationship between the upper jaw to the lower jaw. This will result in an unnatural, strained position for the muscles of the jaw. The muscles do not like this strained position. They will compensate by constantly contracting. This will cause muscle spasms, pain, and soreness.
As they fatigue, there is a buildup of lactic acid and other waste metabolites. These waste products are what cause the spasms and discomfort. At some point, the body tries to flush out the muscles with increased blood flow, which results in a pounding headache. Muscles work together as a team. This is known as muscle recruitment.
When the jaw muscles, which are involved with chewing, biting, talking, breathing, and head posture are overused, they recruit muscles of the neck, shoulder, and back. The tight, painful, contracted muscles of the jaw result in pain in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, back, and head. This can manifest in the form of migraine headaches. If you are experiencing migraines, it is best to seek immediate treatment.
Ideal Candidates for Migraine Headache Treatment
You may be recommended for migraine headache treatment if your symptoms hinder your day-to-day functioning. Photosensitivity, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, chills, and fatigue are some of the symptoms you need to watch out for. If you experience these, as well as debilitating headaches, you are an ideal candidate for migraine treatment procedures.
Your initial consultation in Beverly Hills will involve an in-depth discussion about the frequency of your symptoms. Dr. Cohen will inquire about your medical history to learn more about your underlying conditions and current medications. A physical and neurological examination will be performed for diagnostic purposes.
If you have kept a record of your symptoms, dates and times of your migraine attacks, and possible triggers, it is best to give Dr. Cohen this information. If you have any questions, this is the best time to ask.
Our Migraine Headache Treatment Process
Using state-of-the-art neuromuscular dentistry, we determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are the result of a bad bite. We then go through a series of steps to not only relieve your symptoms but also to correct the cause of your symptoms.
Treatment usually begins with the relieving of muscle spasms and the associated pain. We use a unit called a Myo-monitor, which helps relax the patient’s muscles. A Myo-monitor is an FDA-approved device that utilizes a mild electrical stimulus to create involuntary muscle contractions, which in turn allows for muscle relaxation.
After the muscles are relaxed, we start the next phase of treatment, which is bite stabilization. We fabricate a temporary appliance, known as an orthotic, which is worn on the teeth. The orthotic keeps the muscles in the “happy” position which was established with the use of the Tens unit.
Once you are stable, we can move on to the next step, which involves correcting the bite to keep the jaws in this comfortable position and to reduce or completely eliminate your headaches.
Recovery from Migraines
The recovery period from migraine episodes following treatment is different from patient to patient. Treatment may not completely eliminate episodes of migraines and headaches, but it will help reduce their occurrence.
Cost of Migraine Headache Treatment
The price of treatment for migraine headaches in Beverly hills varies depending on a number of factors. Its cost may be covered by your health insurance provider.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact the Dental Sedation Center to arrange a consultation with migraine headache specialist Dr. Patric Cohen. Make your appointment today and take the first step towards relief from migraine headaches in Beverly Hills and a better quality of life.
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9025 Wilshire Blvd. #307,
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