Those with a propensity for headaches and migraines may also find themselves prone to neck pain. You might also discover that the usual over-the-counter remedies for headaches and neck pain don’t offer you any lasting relief. This is very likely to be due to the fact that the medicines only target the pain itself. At Fort Collins Headache Center, we work to correct the underlying causes of your neck and head pain. In the vast majority of cases, these causes are related to craniofacial and dental issues.
We understand that the neck, mouth, and head are all closely connected. Neck pain can lead to headaches, which can lead to jaw pain, which can lead to chronic earaches, and more. Addressing these issues appropriately means finding the underlying cause. This is paramount for proper treatment. As previously noted, craniofacial and/or dental issues are often at the root of the problem. These can be clearly diagnosed through the cutting-edge TruDenta system that we employ to check the entire head and neck region for problems. This FDA approved method of diagnosis and treatment can show us everything that is going on “behind the scenes.”
Neck pain, headaches and chronic problems with the ears are especially common for those individuals with TMD, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The common cause of all of these dysfunctions is often malocclusion, which is the misalignment of teeth, and other dental issues. With TruDenta, we can give you a short, pain-free exam that yields a thorough understanding of what’s happening in your mouth, neck and head. This gives us a clear picture of where your problems lie and lets us know exactly how to treat your neck pain.
The reason that neck pain is commonly associated with TMD is due to the wear and damage to the joint region. Grinding of the teeth (bruxism) and teeth clenching can break down the TMJ and cause pain that radiates throughout the neck area. Bruxism is obviously very bad for your teeth as well and can cause them to wear and break. This in turn increases the pain coming from the TMJ, which keeps the whole cycle spinning. The good news is that through proper diagnosis and treatment, we can correct the underlying bite problems that are causing your neck pain.
Don’t let neck pain control your life any longer, contact Fort Collins Headache Center today. After a short 20-minute exam we can tell you whether you’re a candidate for our program. If you are, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will have you pain free in 12 or fewer weekly visits.
We also diagnose and treat patients with chronic headaches and migraines, TMJ disorder, jaw pain, chronic earaches and tinnitus, sleep apnea, and all of the symptoms associated with these issues. To get started, book an examination with us at 970-672-8517, or use the online contact form here on the website. We can provide you with care and treatment to rid you of the pain and help you reach a higher quality of life.