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Friday, January 28, 2011

Continuous headache with earache and eye ache.

David: I have had continous Headaches for 3-4 months now. sides and back of head mainly. Earache and eye ache as well

Dr Shapira: David, you have given me only minimal infformation on what treatment you have received or any special circumstances when the pain started. The good news is the symptoms you describe indicate that you probably have headaches of muscular orgins. Tension-Type Headaches (TTH) are commononly associated with the jaw and neck muscles. Achy type pain as you describe in your ears and eyes is nearly always referred muscualar pain.

An excellent approach is to visit a Neuromuscular Dentist who is also trained in using Vapocoolant spray to treat Myofascial pain. If stretch and spray gives relief of the headache, earache and eye ache you will confirm the muscular component.

Because almost all Tension Type Headaches are influences by the Trigeminal Nervous system you will probably do well by tring a Diagnostic Neuromuscular Orthotic as a non-invasive safe diagnostic and treatment entity. If yo get complete relief you will confirm that the headache is muscular and trigeminally modulated.

Occasionally trigger point injections are needed to break-up long standing muscle issues.

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