15 years is a very long time to be in so much pain. Your career goals are disrupted and social life is not as interesting as it used to be. Mr Nkazimulo Sokhulu suffered from severe migraines for a very long time. He did visit quite a number of specialists but still the headaches did not go away. He resorted to over the counter medication that temporarily helped with the pain. He became so restless because of the pain until one day after attending to his follow-up appointments, he was referred by his general practitioner Dr Q. Motala to The Headache Clinic.
Mr Sokhulu, came through to the clinic on 10th June 2016 and underwent the full examination process to determine the underlying cause of the headache for four hours. Sokhulu was so keen to know what had been causing this intense pain. He was diagnosed with muscle tension headaches and was given the posture modifying appliance, PMA, to put in his mouth to help with the tension. Muscle tension is one of the most common causes of headache and migraine pain. The PMA however is a non-drug treatment that works as a spacer, to bring the tongue down to its ideal rest position. When the jaw and neck muscles are relaxed, the head is level.
Within two days of using the device, Sokhulu’s headaches disappeared. However, he was involved in an accident and the device broke. During that period, he experienced terrible headaches until he had a new device made for him. He had follow-up appointments after taking the treatment and not a day did he complain of his headaches. Mr Sokhulu would like to thank Dr Shevel and the team as a whole and strongly urges anyone suffering from headaches to visit the clinic.