Millions of men and women in the U.S. currently suffer with serious chronic headache and migraine pain but few of those people truly understand WHY they’re in pain. If you are one of those people, getting a new kind of headache and migraine diagnosis at the Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center could finally tell you why your headache or migraine pain persists.
While some patients we evaluate present with pain conditions we’ve seen a lot of, many present with entirely unique pain conditions. Regardless of which side of that equation you find yourself on, we can tell you that most of our patients think they have exhausted many or all other options.
If you have not been seen by Dr. Robison then you most certainly have not exhausted your options. Our diagnostic tools can uncover the causes for complex headache and migraine pain conditions that often perplex physicians and specialists.
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:
Sometimes life circumstances such as head trauma from accidents, sports injuries, or previously completed orthodontics can lead to complex headache and migraine conditions. A comprehensive review of your past health can shed light on the causes for your headache and migraine pain.
Additionally, investigating your past health circumstances thoroughly may help to rule out incidents or factors previously thought to be involved in your unique headache or migraine manifestations.
If you have suffered with painful headache and/or migraine symptoms for an extended time you aren’t alone. There are those who suffer for years. Your history of experiencing headache symptoms is critically important to Dr. Robison.
Understanding your history of headache and migraine symptoms allows Dr. Robison to provide a more comprehensive diagnosis. It also allows him to create a customized treatment regimen for your unique headache or migraine condition.
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 we diagnose chronic headaches and migraine pain conditions by carefully investigating your pain history, locating neuromuscular force problems through direct examination, and pinpointing the trigger points that cause headaches and migraines to persist.
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Comprehensive diagnosis at Cranberry Headache & Migraine Relief Center is the first step in selecting targeted headache and migraine treatments that could eliminate your pain for the long-term!