Traditionally, it has been very difficult for headache and migraine sufferers to find appropriate pain relief solutions that last for any significant length of time. It is important to ask WHY long lasting pain relief is so hard to find, and getting to the answer requires a frank discussion about drugs and the propensity of healthcare providers to routinely prescribe them to headache and migraine sufferers.
Why are medications the 'go to' solution when treating headaches and migraines?
Now, as it pertains to providing pain relief for headache or migraine, doctors DO understand pharmaceuticals quite well and will typically lean on what they know when treating patients. This should come as no surprise. Dentists do the same thing, as all professionals in nearly all occupations do as well. Doctors prescribe you drugs because drugs are what they know.
The problem is, drugs only work for so long when it comes to headache and migraine — and then they stop working. Even worse, drugs do absolutely nothing to fix the root causes of your pain. Even powerful prescription narcotics which can sometimes bring you temporary pain relief by masking the symptoms do nothing to actually treat the root causes of your headache and migraine. The symptoms and the pain WILL persist. To further compound the issue, many powerful pain medications are addictive and can introduce numerous negative side effects, putting your health and well-being at risk.
It’s not just your physicians propensity to prescribe drugs, either. To be fair, that’s only half the story. It is every bit as much the truth that WE as a society are geared towards using medications to overcome pain symptoms. Many people who suffer with chronic pain due to headaches and migraines will self-medicate as a means for getting some of their pain relieved and some of their control back. If you are one who has relied on pills or needles to control headache and migraine pain then you already know that these are empty solutions that bring no lasting relief.
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a Natural Headache & Migraine Treatment Option
Because we now KNOW that bite force problems and other dental-related force issues are usually at the very root of headache and migraine, you should consider a consult with Dr. Harris at The Migraine Headache Relief Center of PA. Wanting to know what is at the root of the symptoms you experience (so you don’t have to self-medicate your life away!) is perfectly natural. Wanting treatments that are themselves pain-free and drug-free is also perfectly natural. That option is now very much a reality for you, so there’s no reason to wait. Call us to schedule an appointment today and choose to eliminate the root cause of your headache and migraine pain once and for all.