At the Headache Center of Chicago (HCC) we treat root causes for pain — not just symptomatic pain. We know that in order to achieve long-term pain relief from conditions such as chronic headaches and migraines, head and neck pain, orofacial pain, chronic muscle tension, and TMJ you must correct the problems causing the pain. Simply masking the pain with drugs is not enough.
Millions of headache and migraine sufferers go through their days in severe pain without ever truly understanding why. After awhile, many of them find that they can no longer accept the painful status quo and decide that something must be done, even though they may not really know what to do.
Tens of millions of people suffer with chronic headache and migraine pain in the U.S. This is a disturbing fact. What is perhaps even more disturbing is that the vast majority of sufferers cannot find sufficient help for their pain condition, and it’s not like they aren’t looking for it.
Chronic daily headaches and debilitating migraines, as well as a host of other pain conditions ranging from face pain to chronic muscular tension are things we treat here at the Headache Center of Chicago. One of the physical medicine modalities we use, usually in conjunction with other modalities, is low-level cold laser application.
Millions of people in the U.S. suffer with chronic daily headaches and debilitating migraines. It is sad but true to say that every single day in America there are countless thousands of individuals calling off work, avoiding social functions, not spending quality time with their families, popping pills, and sitting in dark rooms in a state of depression — quietly and desperately coping with excruciating pain. It is an epidemic of hopelessness and tragedy, and one is forced to wonder if there is any way for those who suffer chronically from headache and migraine to live normal lives again.
Electrical stimulation is one of a variety of non-invasive treatment protocols we frequently use here at the Headache Center of Chicago. Careful application of alpha wave technology, which relies on microcurrent electrical stimulation, has been shown to be particularly useful in the treatment of chronic headache and migraine conditions. Additionally, head and neck pain due to chronic muscular tension and even TMJ problems can be treated with electrical stimulation. Electrical stimulation is often performed in conjunction with other beneficial physical medicine modalities.
Using an ultrasound device offers many benefits to chronic pain sufferers. Here at the Headache Center of Chicago we use therapeutic ultrasound to treat patients who experience chronic headaches, painful migraines, debilitating head and neck muscle tension, and other conditions.
At the Headache Center of Chicago we use a unique kind of rehabilitation orthotic device as part of our comprehensive treatment protocols for headaches, migraines, chronic head and neck tension, and face pain. The benefits cannot be understated! Use of this device can lead to normal function of the Stomatognathic System (mouth, head and neck, jaws, and all surrounding structures) in the patient. If your dentomandibular forces are properly balanced, it can result in significant or complete elimination of chronic pain.
The Neuromuscular Dentists at Headache Center of Chicago (HCC) see many patients suffering from complex pain conditions, to include: frequent headaches, chronic migraines, TMJ, tinnitus and face pain. While HCC offers therapeutic treatments for all of these painful conditions, many people suffering with chronic muscular tension of the head and neck can ALSO be helped though the latest advancements in neuromuscular dentistry.
If you suffer from chronic or painful ear ailments and you have not been able to obtain long-term relief through medication use, it’s very possible that your symptoms are related to problems with your TMJs, or Temporomandibular Joints. The TMJs connect your jaw bone to your skull, and there are numerous surrounding structures (i.e., muscles, nerve bundles, etc.) that can be negatively impacted where TMJ problems exist. In fact, conditions such as ear pain, bruxism, and tinnitus have all been linked to problems with the TMJs.