Hidden Disability: How Migraines Hurt More Than Your Head

Holistic and naturopathic Alexandria Dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer, who also practices at DC Smiles in Washington, D.C., is struck by the far-reaching effects that chronic migraines have on American business and society.

Consider, for instance, that the vast majority of migraine sufferers find that they cannot work or go to school during a headache episode.

And more than half of migraine sufferers report that their symptoms leave them severely disabled. What’s more, the World Health Organization ranks migraine as number 19 among humanity’s 20 most prevalent disabilities.

Since the majority of America’s 37 million migraine sufferers are of prime working age — between 35 and 55 to be exact — studies have determined that migraines take a significant toll on the economy. Research estimates the loss of productivity in America due to migraines to be as much as $17 billion a year.

If you suffer from frequent migraines, cluster headaches or another, chronic craniofacial pain problem, you owe it to yourself to consult with holistic and cosmetic dentist Dr. Singer about how alternative dental and TMJ treatments rooted in neuromuscular science can relieve your symptoms.

Feel free to contact DC Smiles through our website, or call one of our offices directly to schedule your consultation with holistic, integrated Alexandria dentist Dr. Singer: (703) 299-4614 in Virginia or (202) 455-4920 in Washington, D.C.

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