Migraine Specialist in Los Angeles

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are a disabling disorder that impacts an estimated 36 million Americans. For some, occur over many years or over an entire lifetime.

The main goals of Los Angeles are to , and . An important, additional goal is preventing from progressing to and all its attendant complications by reducing or eliminating the frequency of .

For many migraine sufferers, their headache progresses through 4 stages:

1. Prodrome – a day or two before the migraine
   • Mood changes
   • Stiff neck
   • Constipation
   • Increased urinary output and thirst

2. Aura – before or during migraines
   • Seeing bright spots, shapes, flashes of light
   • Pins and needles sensation
   • Loss of vision
   • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body or face

3. Attack – untreated will last from 4-72 hours
   • Throbbing, pulsing pain
   • Light and sound sensitivity
   • Blurry vision
   • Nausea and vomiting

4. Post Drome – typically the 24 hours following the attack
   • Dizziness
   • Weakness
   • Light and sound sensitivity
   • Confusion and moodiness

that occur on fewer than 15 days per month are considered episodic. that occur on 5 or more days per month for a period of 3 months or more are considered chronic. It is not uncommon, however, for an individual’s condition to change back and forth between episodic and chronic migraine headaches. The distinction between episodic and chronic migraine headaches is important because sufferers are more likely to be unable to work, manage basic household chores, and function in society. They typically lose more productive time and suffer from a lower quality of life. Even worse, sufferers frequently suffer from other issues such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disorders.

believes this is because the connection between and is poorly understood by most practitioners. is a firm believer in a . Unfortunately, the diagnosis and treatment of falls into an area where dental and medical treatment overlap, making a nearly impossible. Medical doctors, untrained in TMD typically offer only symptom-based response such as powerful narcotics rather than a . Dentists, untrained in TMD typically offer only , another symptom-based rather than preventative solution. , as a , has spent decades of training at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of . Using , electromyography, and most importantly, his many years of experience, will find and maintain the correct jaw position that can .