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Treating Headaches

If you feel like you are frequently combatting headaches, you might feel like you have nowhere to turn. But that’s not the case at all. With help from Dr. Sara at AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions, you can find relief from your headache pain. Whether you suffer from a headache or a migraine, the underlying cause might be related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). To help you find relief and reduce your risk of headaches, follow these tips and guidelines for treatment:

Decrease or Eliminate Headache Risk Factors

One way to help relieve your headache pain is by eliminating any risk factors. Some of steps you can take to minimize headaches in Scottsdale might include the following:

  • Supporting your bite
  • Improving sleep habits
  • Improving head posture
  • Increasing exercise and losing weight
  • Avoid glutens, dairy and sugars, and preservatives in food
  • Controlling teeth grinding
  • Drinking less or eliminating alcohol use

By reducing your risk factors, you can continue to protect yourself from harm. However, if this does not help, there are treatment options available at AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions.

What are TMD Treatments in Scottsdale?

Depending on what type of headache you are suffering from is the first step in finding proper treatment for TMD in Scottsdale. For example, if you suffer from a migraine you can take preventive or abortive treatment measures. Preventive medications seek to avoid the occurrence of a migraine, while abortive medications relieve the pain after the initial onset of a migraine.

Tension-type headaches caused by muscle tension in the neck or scalp might experience relief with a massage. Over-the-counter pain medications can also offer effective relief from pain, too. However, for cluster headaches, over the counter pain relievers do not typically help provide relief.


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If you are suffering from headaches in Scottsdale, contact Dr. Sara of AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions for more information and to find a treatment solution.