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What Do You Do For Migraines?

Posted on November 16, 2010 | in Dental Care | by

If you are unfortunate enough to know what a migraine feels like, you know it’s debilitating. Often times nothing can make it go away, maybe some rest in dark silent room – maybe some Excedrin or other pain relief that is only treating the symptoms.

Have you ever thought that your migraines can be caused by the alignment (or misalignment) of your jaw?

According to ICNR (International Center for Nutritional Research), approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and of them, 28 million suffer from migraines. To the chronic migraine headache sufferer, headaches can mean more than sheer physical torture –they can disrupt work, destroy weekend plans, and even put a strain on marriage and relationships with family and friends. Statistically more woman get migraines than men. Twenty-five percent of women and 8% of men get migraines sometime in their lifetime.

Be sure to let us know on your next visit if you suffer from migraines – and let us know how you treat them. As we’ll keep preaching, all the technology and information being shared allows your dentist to construct a more complete health care picture.

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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