Headache Treatment - General
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction syndrome is a very common condition. It is typically charatcerised by painful jaw muscles, tension, headaches and often sore neck and shoulders.
Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
The malfunction of the TMJ can occur in the joint itself, or in the muscles around the joint, or both. The joint can be out of alignment from an injury, arthritis or a structural problem present since birth. The muscles could be straining or habitually contracted due to teeth grinding, poor posture or stress. Both the joint and muscle can be affected by a bad bite.
Very often the patient is very aware of grinding or clenching their teeth, usually in their sleep.
NTI is an effective method of preventing jaw and headache pain
The Nociceptive trigeminal inhibition (NTI) is an innovative appliance that fits over the front 2-3 teeth and and is intended to prevent contact of the canines and molars. It is very comfortable to wear.
It works by relaxing and "switching off" the tension in the muscles, greatly relieving the symptoms and also giving the wearer a good nights sleep.