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Treating Headaches

Headaches may often seem like a common occurrence for most people. However, it is important to understand that your headache can be more than just a common ache. You might suffer from a headache or a migraine, but what you may not realize is that the underlying cause to your pain might be related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Let’s take a closer look at ways to reduce your risk and what treatment might be available for relief:

Reduce Your Risk

Dr. Bonnie Foster offers improved diagnosis and treatment options for those of you that suffer from headaches, or worse, migraines. In order to alleviate your ache, though, it is important to reduce the number of risk factors present. Some common causal factors might include:

  • Supporting your bite
  • Improving sleeping habits
  • Avoiding certain smells
  • Drinking less or eliminating alcohol use
  • Increasing exercise and losing weight
  • Controlling teeth grinding
  • Avoiding yeast and preservatives in food
  • Improving posture


Depending on the cause of your headache or migraine, a proper treatment plan will be created by Dr. Bonnie Foster. From practicing preventive measures to managing contributing factors such as teeth grinding and a bad bite, Dr. Foster maintains the ability to successfully treat your ailments. So say “Good-Bye” to migraines and hello to pain-free days.


Before treatment can begin, the type and cause of the headache must be determined. For migraines, two treatment options are available: preventive and abortive. Preventive medications seek to avoid the occurrence of a migraine while abortive medications relieve the pain after the onset.

With tension-type headaches, if it is caused by muscle tension in the neck or scalp, a massage may offer some initial pain relief. Over the counter pain medications can also offer effective relief from pain as well. For cluster headaches, over the counter pain relievers typically do not help relieve pain.


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Contact Dr. Bonnie Foster for more information on headaches and how we can help you find relief from your pain. Remember, you don’t have to live with pain—seek treatment now!