Headaches are a kind of plague that affects approximately 40 percent of healthy Americans. In fact, chronic headache pain tops the list of medical complaints in the United States. And it is often difficult to determine the cause of these headaches and even more difficult to find ways to relieve the pain.
Although headaches are not a modern affliction, modern science has shed new light on what causes the pain and gives some hints on how to alleviate it. Muscle tension is estimated to be at least a contributing factor in about 80 percent of debilitating headaches. And in many of these cases, this muscle tension is caused or worsened by dental abnormalities.
Read the rest of entry »