CALL US at NJ Headache Relief Center. Get diagnosed, and then receive cause-based chronic head & neck tension treatments. Let’s get it under control — once and for all.

Chronic tension in the head and neck is the result of neuromuscular force problems — specifically, bite force imbalances — that CAN be rehabilitated to restore proper range of motion and pain-free function. Eliminating the force imbalances and restoring harmony is not only possible, but it doesn’t even take very long when you know exactly where to direct treatment.

Most chronic tension patients begin to experience significant tension and pain relief in just a few weeks of treatment. However, a complete course of treatment (usually between 8 and 12 weeks) stands a good chance of getting you entirely tension-free and pain-free.

At New Jersey Headache Relief Center we are not interested in offering short-term fixes. Unnecessary risks to your health are avoided and therefore no medications or surgical procedures are employed in our chronic head and neck tension treatment protocols. Instead, we identify root causes for pain and rehabilitate them for long-term relief.


New Jersey Headache Relief Center’s chronic head & neck tension treatments represent one of the most natural and effective ways to achieve lasting relief.  Dr. Ekstein will carefully explain the diagnostic findings and detail the recommended treatments. We offer proven treatment modalities that involve NO drugs, needles, or invasive procedures.  Why take such risks or settle for temporary steps when long-term relief can be achieved without them?

Below we briefly discuss some of the treatment modalities we use at NJHRC to treat chronic head and neck tension patients. We use FDA-approved, proven technologies to get you relief:

Trigger Point Massage

We frequently use manual massage techniques in our headache and migraine treatment protocols. Massaging the trigger points — sub-dermal pockets of tension and pain — can bring an immediate decrease to pain intensity and eliminate muscle tension.

Locating and breaking up knotty trigger points in the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders is crucial — especially when chronic tension accompanies a headache or migraine condition. By increasing blood flow to those areas and subsequently decreasing the inflammation and pain we are ultimately creating the conditions necessary for your body to better and more rapidly heal.

Alpha Stim Technology

Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) involves introducing a low-level electrical signal into the muscles. The Alpha Stim device we use delivers a microcurrent with a unique waveform that interacts with the bioelectricity in the body of a headache and migraine sufferer, resulting in a reduction of pain intensity and frequency over time.

Electrical stimulation is an excellent modality for use in headache and migraine treatment because the electrical signals reduce both muscle spasms and the potential for referral pain into other areas. Electrical stimulation ‘scrambles’ the pain signals being sent to your brain and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.

Beneficial Soundwaves

Ultrasound technology is used to deliver sound waves into the muscle tissue. Using an ultrasound device offers several key benefits to those who suffer with chronic pain conditions.

Ultrasound, first and foremost, is not noisy and does not hurt.  In fact, it feels good!  Patients describe it as a warming sensation and like getting a mild massage.  Additionally, ultrasound aids in returning proper circulation to sore and strained muscles by increasing blood flow through the application of heat.

The ultrasound device we use can penetrate up to 5 inches deep, which makes it appropriate for treating headache and migraine trigger points without needing to physically penetrate the skin.

Cold Laser Technology

Cold laser technology is a headache and migraine treatment modality used by NJHRC. Cold laser is used to rehabilitate trigger points with red light photons, or infrared. The photons work on the tissues — hard and soft tissues of the body, actually — to encourage rapid and comprehensive healing.

Low-level cold laser application can reduce pain and inflammation, providing multiple benefits to headache and migraine sufferers.

Finally, cold laser application is a strong choice for headache and migraine treatment and other pain conditions because it helps to reconnect the neurological pathways.

Bite Force Realignment

Rehabilitation orthotics are key to the long-term success of our headache and migraine treatment protocols at NJHRC. A rehabilitation orthotic is a device placed in the mouth to train the bite forces and musculature of the mouth and jaws to return to their best resting positions. The muscles and forces of the head, neck, teeth, mouth, jaws, etc., are all related.

When these muscles become overworked and forces imbalanced, harmony must be restored to achieve pain-free function. Neuromuscular Dentists like Dr. Ekstein use rehabilitation orthotics to make this possible. Dr. Ekstein performs occlusal adjustments to your rehab orthotic periodically throughout your headache and migraine treatment course. In this way your forces can be trained to achieve the optimal positions, the way mother nature originally intended. These breakthrough treatment protocols are only offered in this manner by neuromuscular dentists.

Use of other treatment modalities in tandem with rehabilitation orthotics is what makes long-term pain relief a reality!


Do you remember what it was like to live tension and pain-free? You can get there again. NJHRC’s primary mission is to help you resolve your muscle tension & pain for the long-haul.

New Jersey Headache Relief Center will begin by comprehensively diagnosing your chronic head and neck tension condition. Our diagnostic examinations can be completed in one visit, and you will know everything we uncover without delay. At the heart of every chronic head and neck tension conditions are specific causes — neuromuscular force imbalances that can be corrected. Dr. Ekstein builds a customized chronic tension treatment plan for each patient because each patient has unique force relationships and treatment needs.

NJHRC’s chronic head and neck tension treatments focus on root causes and NOT just alleviating symptoms temporarily. You could even be PAIN-FREE in under 3 months.

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Get carefully diagnosed and receive breakthrough head and neck tension treatments for long-term relief at New Jersey Headache Relief Center!