The reasons for chronic tension in the head and neck are not always apparent at a simple physical examination of the patient. In fact, most health care providers find it difficult to pinpoint the precise trigger points and neuromuscular force imbalances that exacerbate tension and pain
Every chronic tension patient is unique, with unique neuromuscular force imbalances and trigger points that contribute to the pain and tension experienced. Knowing where those trigger points and force imbalances are located is a MUST if there is to be a successful rehabilitation of the patient. Getting a complete chronic head and neck tension diagnosis at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center is a great idea, even if you have sought help from other providers. We often provide our patients with far more details regarding WHY they suffer than they have ever received before.
Dr. Robison’s diagnostic capabilities include breakthrough technologies and examination protocols that are not yet being used widely in the medical community. For the vast majority of patients, we are able to successfully locate the precise neuromuscular force problems that contribute to chronic head & neck tension or directly cause it.
What Headache & Migraine Diagnosis Involves
At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center we perform a series of painless procedures to expose the root causes of your headache and migraine pain:
Head trauma, accidents, sports injuries, or previously completed orthodontics can all contribute to a head and neck chronic tension condition. But is it just one of those, or are there multiple factors involved? Reviewing your past health history can point to chronic tension causes you might not have even considered.
Even being able to rule out historical factors can produce a better, more targeted treatment plan for eliminating chronic head and neck tension.
Chronic head and neck tension and recurring headaches often go hand-in-hand. Exploring your history with headaches and migraines is an important step of the diagnostic process.
Do you also experience tension headaches? If so, know that the right chronic tension treatment protocols can effectively eliminate both tension and headache pain.
The soft and hard tissues of your TMJs, face, and teeth must work in harmony for pain-free function. These structures are interdependent and complex.
Dr. Robison uses sophisticated dental force analysis technology to measure the neuromuscular forces at work in these structures. Understanding the relationship between dental forces and pain manifestation was not even possible a few short years back. Now that it is, detailed force relationship information can be gathered to create 3-dimensional computer models of your force distributions. The goal is to precisely locate dental imbalances requiring neuromuscular rehabilitation.
When a patient has chronic headaches or migraines there are usually neuromuscular force (dental force) imbalances present. Range of motion problems within the head, neck and jaw usually accompany force distribution problems detected in headache or migraine sufferers.
If you have limited range of motion (as compared to the average person) then understanding the degree of impairment is crucial to the treatment plan. During the exam Dr. Robison takes detailed digital measurements to map your range of motion impairment.
Soreness and stiffness in the muscles of the face and neck are commonplace in headache and migraine sufferers. These areas are known as trigger points.
Trigger points often take the form of knots in the musculature underneath your skin and at varying degrees of depth. The existence of trigger points usually causes cause pain to radiate outward or refer into other areas.
Dr. Robison will perform a muscle palpitation exam in order to locate your trigger points. During treatment these areas receive special attention.
At Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center our careful diagnosis of your chronic head and neck tension condition involves studying your health and pain history, locating neuromuscular force problems, and exposing the root causes for YOUR chronic tension so that they can be rehabilitated.
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Chronic Head and Neck Tension Treatment
A comprehensive diagnosis by Dr. Robison can expose the root causes for chronic head and neck tension. Now learn how our chronic head and neck tension treatments can resolve the pain and bring you long-term relief.