Tension Headache and Migrainies
If you suffer from tension headache or migraine there are two ways
we may be able to help you. In some patients, headaches may be a
symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), which can arise
if you grind or clench your teeth together during the night for
The symptoms of TMJ can be relieved with a bite-raising appliance,
a soft, removable appliance designed to be worn at night to stop
your upper and lower teeth from touching. Bite raising appliances
are very comfortable and are designed to fit perfectly over your
teeth, so wearing one won’t affect your sleep. If you’d
like to find out more please feel free to get in touch.
You may know that the wrinkle softening
treatment, Botulinum toxin, is great at reversing the signs
of ageing, but did you also know it can be used as a treatment for
tension headache and migraine?
Several studies have shown that it is very effective, and as well
as reducing the frequency of tension headache and migraine, it can
also help treat associated symptoms such as vomiting. Treatment
is quick and straightforward too, it takes just 15-20 minutes to
gently inject Botulinum toxin into your forehead muscles using a
very fine needle, relaxing the muscles and soothing away tension
headaches and migraine for up to 5 months.