Dental appliance to cure migraines?

Migraine is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.
Typically the headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature, lasting from 2 to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to light), phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound) and the pain is generally aggravated by physical activity. Up to one-third of people with migraine headaches perceive an aura: a transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbance which signals that the headache will soon occur.

Dental appliance to cure migraines?

Postby Nladha » Thu, 11 Apr 2013, 3:05 pm

I started getting migraines in my late twenties. I'd get them every few months or so and they were manageable, but as the years progressed they were getting worse and worse to the point where I was getting them around once a week. It was such a nightmare as I had to carry on working through them and I'd be in pain for around 48 hours. Then, while sitting on the tube, I picked up the Evening Standard and saw an article written by Bella Freud about how a dental appliance had cured her migraines. She had visited Dr Amir at his dental surgery in Putney and he had explained to her that moving her teeth to a more symmetrical position would help her because if the jaw is out of alignment with the skull, the body misaligns to compensate, which can create all kinds of medical problems, including migraines. This made perfect sense to me and I arranged to see him. It was the best decision I made regarding my migraines. My treatment is still on-going, but I hardly get migraines. It was a life-changing decision for me to go and visit him - I can't believe I used to get migraines every week!
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