Migraine & bruxism treatments

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How chronic migraines and bruxism conditions can be treated with Botulinum toxin injections. 1

We tend to think of anti-wrinkle injections for frown lines and crows feet. As such, you might be surprised to learn that it can help with numerous other things – from migraines to bruxism (tooth grinding).

That’s great news if you’re one of the estimated 15% of the UK population who suffers from the torment of migraines – or one of the 8-10% affected by bruxism.

We regularly use injection treatments to help clients with both of these issues and in both cases the resulting relief can last for up to 6 months at a time, with most patients reporting a notable improvement in their symptoms.

For example, many of our patients report a reduction of around 50% in the number of migraines suffered, and those they do suffer are less crippling than usual.

Migraine relief without the pills…

If you’ve ever experienced the misery of migraines, you’ll know just how debilitating they can be. The pain is agonising, the nausea overwhelming, even movement is impossible – getting anything done is utterly out of the question.

Little surprise then, that those experiencing regular migraines find that it has a negative impact on their lives. Work and family commitments become a struggle, and as the days lost to lying in a dark room add up, it’s hard not to think that large chunks of your life are slipping away.

Whilst for some medication can bring relief, others find themselves suffering side effects such as loss of energy and a feeling of detachment from the world around them. Not ideal if you’re running a business or running around after young children.

Using anti-migraine injections in the muscles across the forehead and at the side and back of the head, we can help reduce the frequency and misery of chronic migraines. If you’re experiencing two or more migraines a month, this could be a beneficial treatment for you – imagine, not only enduring fewer migraines, but those you do experience being more manageable. As a migraine sufferer myself, I know what a difference it’s made to my life.

Don’t let bruxism grind you down

Bruxism suffererBruxism, or tooth grinding, isn’t just painful and annoying, it can damage your teeth (and any dental work you’ve had) and can even build up the muscles in your jaw to the point where it changes the shape of your jaw line.

Mouth guards can help prevent damage overnight, but they’re not exactly a glamorous solution – and they can’t do anything about that bulked up jaw line.

Anti-bruxism injections on the other hand can give real results that last for around 6 months. We target the muscles on the jaw line that cause the clenching, allowing them to relax, thus addressing the issue. Not only does this banish the pain and prevent dental damage, but, over time your jaw line will also slim down, as it’s no longer getting “pumped up” from its daily clenching workout.

If you suffer from migraines or bruxism, you may find that we can help you. Don't suffer - make a consultation to discuss your concern.

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Victoria

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