Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating migraine headaches, which result in pain, nausea and considerable downtime. In search of relief, many people rely on powerful medications which often provide only slight improvement. Now, a new study suggests that migraine sufferers may be able to find relief from their ailments by seeking help from their romantic partners.
A study out of the University of Munster in Germany suggests that sexual activity may have the power to eliminate or minimize migraine pain. Appearing in the journal Cephalalgia the research determined that having an orgasm appeared to stop an impending migraine from occurring and/or lesson the severity of an existing one. To reach their findings, the researchers questioned 200 migraine sufferers about their sexual habits during migraine attacks. In response, several subjects reported that they used sex to treat their migraines, with 60 percent saying that orgasms lessened or eliminated their migraine pain.
Could it Work for TMD Headaches?
Although it originates in the jaw, temporomandibular joint disorder is characterized by numerous vague symptoms that can impact several parts of the body. In many instances, sufferers experience severe headaches that seem similar to migraines. That said, although they can be debilitating, these headaches aren’t necessarily migraines, meaning they aren’t likely to respond to typical migraine treatments, whether they be medications, acupuncture or sex.
A Targeted Treatment
If your severe headaches are accompanied by jaw pain, jaw clicking, chewing difficulties, neck soreness and/or facial tenderness; you could have temporomandibular joint disorder. Fortunately, by assessing your individual symptoms, Drs. Paul and Adam Hahn can determine the exact cause of each. If they determine that you do suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, they can also provide an effective treatment that will stop TMD symptoms, whether it’s headaches, clicking in the jaw or something else. To learn more, contact Smile Columbia today or call (803) 781-9090.