"Menstrual Migraine" reduction with the NTI-tss
Recently, a dentist contacted NTI-TSS Inc. with the following question:
I heard about the NTI treatment therapy from an article in USA Weekend. I have a patient who suffers from migraines, but only when she is having her monthly period. She is 40 years old and every month she suffers 2-3 days from migraines.
Does this treatment therapy work to treat migraines that may be hormonal in nature? I do not believe she is a bruxer.
Thanks for your info.
NTI-TSS Inc. contacted Joyce Warwick, DMD,
who is an experience NTI-tss provider and has been using the device to prevent
her own migraine pain. Dr. Warwick replied:
Dr. Warwick is also featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Although fluctuating hormone levels are not "painful", they can allow migraine events to be triggered more readily. One of the major components which can also serve to increase the frequency of migraine episodes is pericranial muscular dysfunction (which can be "sub clinical", meaning it may not be normally symptomatic). The spindle fibers which reside within this musculature are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.
The SNS's tone is put "on alert" as hormone blood levels begin to fluctuate (which is normal). This increase in sympathetic tone causes the intrafusal fibers within the spindles (which reside within the dysfunctional musculature) to tense, contort, or spasm, resulting in migraine pain. (Sympathetically Maintained Spindular Dysfunction: A Hypothesis for the Etiology of Chronic Tension-type Headache and Migraine).