The majority of headaches have a structural component.
Yes, you can take an aspirin and it will go away, and this is great for the occasional headache sufferer, but if you are one the many chronic headache sufferers, then your medication may be masking an underlying structural imbalance that is causing your headache. For more information read Headaches and the Wheel Shimmy
So, if the majority of headaches are structural, who do you see? The Chiropractor? The Physical Therapist? The Dentist?
The answer to that is ... it depends.
If you are receiving treatment from an osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist and you are still have back pain, neck pain, headaches, or facial pain, you may be treating the wrong end. If your adjustments are not holding, you may have a descending imbalance from the bite that is driving these issues. I expounded on this in the blog article the Bite Bites Back.
I have an acquaintance Bill, that has a contract with his chiropractor for a yearly flat fee for all the adjustments that he needs. It would seem a good deal for both parties. Bill can go in for an adjustment once or twice a week and will feel better for a few days. His doctor wins because he always knows exactly where Bill is out of whack and can whack him back into shape in 5 to 10 minutes. He knows where Bill is out of whack because it is always the same area each time. The adjustments never hold more than a couple of days.
Imagine that you have a light bulb burned out in your house. You take out a new bulb and exchange it for the burnt one. Now imagine that every two days that same light bulb burns out. How many times are you going to change that burnt bulb before you decide to look at other potential issues? Will you go through five bulbs in ten days or 180 bulbs in a year before you start to look at the socket, the wiring, the amount of current, or the breaker box?
What is the definition of insanity? Something about doing the same thing over and over.
It is the same way with Bill. There are other issues that are not allowing his body to balance and stabilize. These issues could be body issues that are being overlooked by his complacent chiropractor, but the issues could also come from the bite.
Now, Bill is content with his arrangement, but if you are suffering from pain, are you?
A simple evaluation of the bite and the posture can determine what your primary driving imbalance is. Is it in your bite? Is it somewhere in your body?