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Headache is one of the common pains we experience.


People usually have had headache once or twice in their life time. In fact, one could find advertisement about medicines for headache more often than for any other pains. It is general to have a headache for a few stressing things in your life; however, having constant headache definitely tell you that there is something wrong in your body.

One patient that I had actually had taken pain medicine for headache every day. Painkillers, if taken over-dozed, can give damages on stomach, liver, kidneys and only a small number of people actually know what the side-effects of painkillers are. Pregnant women, especially, should talk to a doctor before taking the medication even in their first dosage.


Then, let's look at the article about the most popular medicine in the world as well as in Korea and their side-effects written in Jan. 23rd, 1996, Chosun Daily.
The title of the articles is "Tylenol, forbidden for weak liver"

"Recently, a family of victim who deceased from liver failure after taken Tylenols sued the company in the U.S. and has been in denunciation for its side-effects. This incident indicated the coming of criticism in Korea as Tylenol is one of the best selling painkillers in Korea. Tylenol is one of the acetaminophen medicines and has been widely known to be safer than Aspirin that it became popular as the pain medicine for young ages. There are about 100 kinds of acetaminophen medicines sold in Korea including geborin, penzal, saridon-A, etc.

Professor Byung-Moo Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Pharmacy, Toxicology class) asserted that "person with weak liver or with liver-related disease should give extra care with taking Tylenols. As a number of Korean people, especially, suffer from liver disease, the government should have an immediate solution such as by revaluating its effects and side effects."

This is not the first notice about Tylenol being harmful to a liver.

In 1966, the English Medicals, for the first in the world, has reported that overdosing Tylenol can cause acute liver failure. For an adult, in Korea, taking two 0.5g Tylenol pills 5~6 times a day can be lethal when only taking 2 pills is safe. The marketing manager of Yuhan Corporation, one of the Tylenol sale companies in Korea, said that, "taking many pill at a time can definitely cause side effects however, when taken for what it says to take, there won't be any big problems." But, Medicine expertise in Korea asserts that "If this drug is taken constantly, even with regular doses, it can cause critical damage to a liver.

Minor Liver Toxicity shows minor symptoms such as anorexia, vomiting, perspiration, etc, but when it gets serious, it can cause jaundice, kidney failure, myocardium disorder, lethargy, liver necrosis and even death. Professor Lee pointed out that "ones with weak liver or person who chronically takes Tylenols can possibly haves acute hepatitis or liver fibrosis even from taking 6g of Tylenol a day.

This article consequently seems to have had firm objective evaluation about the side effects of painkillers. One of the medical archive said that headache, born with the human race, has been one of the unsolved mysteries. Then, why do we have headaches? The cause of headache can come from all complex ways of blood vessels, muscles, mentality, or eating habitats etc.

In an experiment of Dr. Markovich, most of patients suffer headaches relating to head and neck diseases and the main cause was the skeletal discord. He categorized the causes of headache as 10% caused from blood vessel and infectious diseases, and 90% from muscular contractions and convulsions. He also reported that the first main cause of headache was from the muscular contraction around the neck, especially abnormal contractions and pain of the trapezius muscles. As trapezius muscle contracts, it pressures the 2nd cervical nerves (large occipital nerves and small occipital nerves) which goes over the occipital region. These nerves goes over occipital region and spread over occipital scalp, temporal area, auricles, angulo mandibular, and read area of the eyes that any of these areas can cause pains.
Recently, Professor Dong-Yeup Shin from Medical school of In-Je University said in his recent dissertation that most patients with aka tension-type headaches were actually the patients suffering from myotonic headaches. This myotonic headache was found mostly in women in their 30~50's. Peculiar things to know are that patients complained of the pains around their neck and head. The symptoms were as follows: head feels heavy, having dull headache, feel tightness on head, feel shaken, feel pulling behind the head, feel dizzy, feel like eyes popping out, feel vomiting. Professor Shin also said that the pain arouses from pressed bloodstreams and nerves from muscle fibro contraction of tensioned muscle from many causes such as stress, muscle fatigue, overdrinking, smoking, or cold.
It would be easy to take care of headache if we know their actual causes. But when we don't know its causes, we would have to deal with the headache itself. Then, let's look at the causes of the headache that are related to teeth only.


First of all, when mandible goes over to the post upper area due its problems in malocclusion, then the head tend to flip back thus to prevent this incident, head astronomically heads forward.

To support the head projection, the muscles of neck and shoulder are tensioned and this is the major cause of myotonic headaches. This kind of headache is exactly what Dr. Markovich and Prof. Shin talked about.
Secondly, as mentioned several times in this book, the center of the mandibular activity is one the odontoid process (the dens) of the 2nd cervical.

Patients with problems in mandibles often have tilt of 1st and 2nd cervical vertebra and in this case, one may feel pain from the dura mater pulled to the side from the discord. In case of maxilla covering mandible, inturned teeth or buckteeth, or when mouth left untreated after incision of a tooth, patients with worn out molars have one side of Lateral Pterygoid Muscle shorter than other that the sphenoid bone gets tightened as a result. Then the dura mater connected to the sphenoid one would get pulled to the side end up causing headache. Also, when dura mater gets pulled or contorted, the parasympathetic nerve in the head gets stimulated thus will accelerate its function which would speed up the excretion of saliva and tears and accelerates the production of cerebrospinal fluid causing inter-pressure in the head that would cause such a painful headache.


The internal jugular vein comes down via jugular vein foramen with the 9th, 10th, and 11th of the cranial nerves. [Which are glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve, and accessory nerve.] If there's a problem with mandible that it torts 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae, then the internal jugular vein would get pressed from the pleurapophysiss of 1st cervical vertebrae and as a result, the blood would not be able to flow out of the head which will cause an enormous headache.
Many cases of headache come from the problem in teeth relating to many different anatomical and physiological issues.
 

This patient had an acute headache that he could not sit down and read a book more than 30 minutes. He complained of the pain almost every time when he woke up, and had the pain last about 3 hours each. This made him cry over the pain. So he would rather lie down when reading a book and his mom prevented him from playing soccer since running seemed to make the headache worse. But after he got the supplement on, he was able to play soccer without having so many headaches. He had a severe buckteeth.
Starting a treatment, I told him that headache would get better in seconds with the supplement and asked him to read as usual in home with the supplement. After few hours, he did not show any headaches even after hours of reading. He came back a month later and said that he rarely has headaches. Aside headaches, he had ringing in his ears, pain on his legs, and constipation however, he didn't have them as much as before. He also had to wake up at round 4~5 am every morning to pee and had urine all over his pants whenever he woke up. But after he got a supplement on, he didn't wake up in the early morning and didn't have pee on his panties. The mother was very surprised to know that treating teeth problem also treated other symptoms.
 
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