A headache is an ache or pain that occurs anywhere in your face, neck, or head. They occur because there are many pain-sensitive structures around your head including blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and sinuses.
While it’s normal for everyone to get an occasional headache, frequent or recurring headaches are a serious problem that requires medical attention. Dr. Goel is a board-certified TMJ specialist who can diagnose the cause of your headaches and provide an effective solution.
In order to determine the best treatment, Dr. Goel will need to figure out which type of headaches you’re suffering from. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD), there are three major types of headaches:
A good way to start your headache treatment is by eliminating common risk factors. The following tips will help protect you from a recurring problem:
Depending on your case, Dr. Goel may also recommend massages or over-the-counter pain medications.
In many cases, TMJ disorder (TMD) is the underlying cause of chronic headaches. If Dr. Goel determines you suffer from TMD, she can customize a mouthguard just for you. This appliance is worn overnight and prevents you from grinding or clenching your teeth overnight.
Rest assured, your mouthguard will fit comfortably and help to reduce your TMD symptoms. In addition to headaches, these devices can help to prevent facial pain, toothaches, and more.
If you suffer from headaches on a regular basis, it’s crucial to get a professional diagnosis so you can isolate the root of the problem. Dr. Goel specializes in treating headaches and TMJ disorder, so she can determine the cause of your pain and provide an effective solution.
Call one of our offices in San Jose or Santa Clara and schedule a consultation today.
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