You are suffering. You visit the doctor for help. Now imagine this scenario…
Unfortunately, that scenario is not likely to happen if you go see your physician. Here’s why.
The REAL Problem with the “Medication Approach”
We go to doctors when we have health problems, right? Chronic headache and migraine conditions are serious problems, so the natural course of action seems to be. . . get evaluated and diagnosed by a qualified physician and act on their treatment advice, whatever it may be. Nearly 100% of the time, that solution will involve taking medication of some kind – often multiple drugs.
The reason this happens is all too clear. “Big pharma” has had its hands dipped into the proverbial pockets of this debate for decades. RIGHT NOW, the standard of treatment involves being prescribed these drugs, BUYING these drugs, and continuously using these drugs to manage the pain. Now ask yourself this: What would happen to the billions of dollars in drug sales if the headache and migraine problem just went away? Just how far would those profit margins fall? Let’s table the ethical questions for a moment – this is BIG business, so follow the money.
Pharmaceutical companies have a virtual stranglehold on the drug market, relies on a medical community at large that has been taught from day 1 to control pain with drugs. Big pharma has every financial reason in the world to maintain the status quo. They know that doctors are taught to manage pain in medical school with pharmaceuticals – drugs that patients must have (must purchase regardless of cost) to follow the guidance of their doctor. Why would the drug companies ever want to see things change? They have zero stake in alternative treatments. They already have everything they need.
Moral of the story: you are on your own if you want to find a long-term solution for headache and migraine pain.
Effective Alternative Treatments Have Been Hard to Find
Unfortunately, most people who suffer with headaches and migraines do not yet understand just how frequently neuromuscular imbalances are involved in generating headache and migraine pain. In fact, the vast majority of headache and migraine pain conditions involve neuromuscular imbalances of the Stomatognathic System (all hard and soft tissues connected to and surrounding the jaws). Ironically, most physicians still rely predominantly on medicating individuals to get results because they were taught to do things that way in school.
Finding Lasting Headache and Migraine Relief
In part three of this blog article, which I will publish in a few days, I will specifically discuss the “neuromuscular rehabilitation approach”, how and why it works, and how you can find out if you are a candidate for these pioneering treatment protocols.