Botox has been around a while as a cure for wrinkles.
If you watch television, though, you might have noticed Botox advertisements that have nothing to do with wrinkles. These commercials tout the use of Botox for migraines.
However, if you experience TMJ migraines, you might find that your physiological/neuromuscular TMJ dentist doesn’t recommend the use of Botox. Why is this, and is there a better alternative for these types of migraines?
Why Do Doctors Recommend Botox for Migraines?
While using Botox to treat wrinkles, doctors noticed that people with migraines started to experience some relief.
The reason for this is because Botox affects the nerves of the face and head. Migraines are a neurological condition. Therefore, when Botox is injected, it reduces the pain experienced when someone has a migraine episode.
If you deal with TMJ migraines, the idea of getting some relief is exciting. You may find, though, that your TMJ doctor doesn’t recommend Botox for migraines.
Why Your TMJ Doctor Might Refuse to Treat TMJ Migraines with Botox
If people are getting relief from migraines because of Botox, why won’t a neuromuscular TMJ dentist like Dr. Mike Deldar recommend this form of treatment?
Basically, it’s because Botox is simply a cover-up for the real issue.
Physiologically, TMJ migraines differ from other types of migraines. They’re not caused by a neurological issue. Instead, they’re caused by anatomical issues.
TMJ disorder is caused by misalignment of the teeth and/or jaw. Botox will not take care of misalignment.
Choose Healthier Alternatives for Long-Lasting Migraine Relief
Nearly half the U.S. population has TMJ disorder. Of those, one in ten experiences pain, such as migraines.
To truly improve the quality of your life, you need to treat the real source of your migraines. Your TMJ doctor can provide you with corrective and preventative treatment options, like using a custom fitted TMJ orthotic appliance or an orthodontic treatment.
These solutions will give you real, long-lasting relief from migraine pain.
Are you sick and tired of your migraines getting in the way of your daily activities? Contact us to schedule a migraine evaluation. We’ll come up with a treatment plan that will help you get relief!