Chronic Headache Clinic
The incidence of chronic headaches amongst the adult population may vary, and is commonly mismanaged or misdiagnosed condition.
The majority of chronic headache cases may be caused by a condition known as myofacial pain disorder syndrome, which involves spasms of the muscles which control movement of the jaw, namely the masseter, temporalis and neck muscles. This spasm in the muscles could lead to chronic headaches and bruxism (grinding) which can have a debilitating effect on daily activities of life. A means of treating this spasm may be to relax the offending muscles by injecting a muscle relaxing agent which can offer relief of pain and spasm in the muscle.
Based on your history and clinical examination, the doctor will advise you if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
Repeated treatments may be required to ascertain the amount of muscle relaxing agent and the areas that need to be injected in order to help relieve pain and discomfort caused by chronic headaches. Results on any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.
If you do not respond adequately to the treatment, the doctor will recommend referral to a specialist such a neurologist for further investigation/management.