If you’ve tried just about everything to treat your chronic headaches, from visiting your chiropractor, to your doctor, only to find temporary relief, you’re going to want to consider visiting the NJ Headache Relief Center. Our headache doctor in Belleville provides an innovative solution for many cases of chronic headaches and migraines. Trained in the branch of dentistry known as prosthodontics, Dr. Richard A. Ekstein is intimately familiar with the interrelated systems of the mouth and jaws, and how they can affect surrounding areas when an imbalance exists. When the jaws and teeth don’t close evenly, the pressure of your bite force can become distributed improperly, resulting in muscle tension in the head, neck, face or jaws. This muscle tension can result in chronic headaches, migraines, even tinnitus or TMD. With a specialized background in dentistry, Dr. Ekstein can provide relief for chronic headache sufferers by addressing problematic bites.
Did you know that according to the National Institute of Health, approximately 64 million in the US suffer from headaches, migraines and related facial pain as a result of dental bite force imbalance? Bite force is the measure of pressure placed on your teeth, jaws and surrounding areas when you close your mouth. At the NJ Headache Relief Center, our headache doctor in Belleville will conduct a careful diagnostic examination to pinpoint any imbalances in your bite, and areas of muscle tension in the head, face and neck. Using the state-of-the-art in diagnostic technology, we can perform a sophisticated bite force and range of motion analysis to detect biteforce imbalances, and the measure their effect on the surrounding muscles and jaw. Particularly sore and stiff areas, known as trigger points—areas of knotted muscle that tend to cause pain to radiate to other areas—are paid special attention to.
By increasing the blood flow and massaging your trigger points with the latest technology, any muscle tension and resulting pain can be decreased. In addition, treatment for your headache may involve rehabilitating your bite to a healthy, functional alignment. To learn more or schedule an appointment with our experienced headache doctor in Belleville, call the NJ Headache Relief Center today!
312 Belleville Turnpike
North Arlington, NJ 07031