FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Check out useful answers to some of our frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you do not see an answer to your question, feel free to contact the Head Pain Institute.
How can the Head Pain Institute Help?
Our company is recognized as a leading head and orofacial pain practice. Head Pain Institute specializes in safe and effective treatment services to help alleviate a wide array of pain-related symptoms. In addition to using evidence-based diagnosis methods, our team employs non-surgical and less invasive treatment methods. Our professional pain management services include:
- Oral Appliances or splints
- SUPARTZ FX Injections, e.g., Viscosupplements
- Therapeutic BOTOX® Treatment
- Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), e.g., Derived Stem Cell Therapy
- PRP Injections (Platelet Rich Plasma)
- Cold Laser Treatment
Do Head Pain Institute Specialists have Board Certifications?
Each provider is a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain. A majority of our pain treatment specialists are also members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. These qualifications ensure that all Head Pain Institute specialists can effectively treat a wide variety of head, neck, ear, and orofacial pain and sleep disorders. Our state-of-the-art pain management treatments are proven to alleviate pain without subjecting patients to potentially addictive pain medications.
How do Patients at Head Pain Institute Pay for their Treatments?
At Head Pain Institute, our services are not only affordable but most procedures can be billed to health insurance plans. We accept most major health insurance plans in the United States, ensuring that patients receive the care they deserve. Health insurance plans do vary so Head Pain Institute staff will check your insurance to discuss coverage with you. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that Head Pain Institute does not use your dental insurance for any of our services.
What Is TMJ/TMD?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) permits one’s lower jaw to move and function properly. It is a small joint located in front of the ear where the lower jaw and skull meet. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may include grating, clicking, or popping sounds in this joint. Patients may experience pain when opening or closing their mouths.
What are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines?
If you experience a headache immediately after waking up or it worsens with certain physical activities, you may be suffering from migraine headaches. In addition, some patients complain that they experienced a mild sensitivity to light or have blurred vision. It is important to consult with a headache treatment specialist to determine the trigger. If these issues are neglected, the pain may become chronic or centralized within the nervous system.
Why do my Ears Hurt?
From ear infections to vertigo to clogged ears to decreased hearing, ear pain typically occurs in front of or below the ear. It is important to note that certain ear disorders are associated with TMJ/TMD, e.g., mystery ear pain.
I am Having Trouble Sleeping. What should I do?
Do you feel lethargic even after eight hours of sleep? Do you experience daytime sleepiness? It is important that you get checked for sleep apnea. It is a disorder that affects one’s ability to breathe while sleeping. That is why sleep apnea patients often feel tired all the time. Obstructive sleep apnea can be potentially life threatening because it leads to episodes of not breathing and complications from a lack of sleep.