Having endured classic migraine attacks since 1955...

I had long since given up any hope of controlling them. Quite by chance I happened to see the spread in the paper and considered a 'last ditch' attempt might be worthwhile, although I must admit I was very sceptical. I am delighted to say that since wearing the brace, waking up in the morning with migraine seems to be a thing of the past and I cannot begin to thank Mr. Linden-Kelly sufficiently for this blessing. I just hope that other sufferers may be as fortunate as I. 
Irene B

I used to clench my teeth at night in bed and would pay the following day with a migraine...

I had several a month, but my record was seven in ten days. At first I though they were triggered by classic migraine foods, such as red wine and chocolate, but I still got them when I took the triggers away. I had pains down the side of my arms as well as my head and I would see flashing lights. I had to lie down for four or five hours before they went away. I consulted Dr Linden Kelly after reading about him on a Website. I still clench my teeth at night, but the guard stops my back teeth from coming together. Since using it I have been headache free. 
Mr W. Surrey

I was suffering from a sore TMJ...

I visited my GP ,Dr James Le Fanu ,who is also a writer and columnist for The Daily Telegraph. My main problem was the right jaw joint and my jaw muscles were tender as well.This jaw joint had been making popping and grating noises and even locked once. I had been told that I was probably grinding my teeth at night and this was described as bruxism. Dr Le Fanu referred me to Dr. Linden-Kelly and he provided me with a hard plastic splint /guard which took some specific adjustments and was to be worn at night only. My early morning discomfort and pain in the jaw has now gone and I feel a lot more comfortable. In fact I had the first 2 complete nights’ sleep in a long time. 
R.G. Vauxhall, London

Recent quote from a Patient:

"…I have no pain in my face or ear since wearing the splint. I am so grateful to you for the relief the splint has brought and will certainly pass on the information to Mr Evans, my doctor and dentist at my next appointment. My bite feels very comfortable and I am sure that in time my jaw joint will return to normal."
Shirley M

I did suffer badly from migraines and had tried everything...

including MRI scans,osteopaths, food intolerance investigations etc.  and in 2010 came to Dr Rory Linden-Kelly. The NTI device worked dramatically quickly and I wore it for quite some time. I then had some alignments to my teeth and a simple extraction and it will be 4 years since I last had a migraine and 18 months without the NTI. Rarely do I even have a headache - probably had 2 headaches in those 4 years! I still pretty much everyday think "Wow, I can't believe I use to have migraines pretty much everyday of the week, what if I'd never found the cure.
Mark Rhodes, Author and Speaker

Concerning a complete cure for headaches and neck pain...

For the past 10 years, my husband has suffered from headaches, which increased in frequency and would sometimes last for 2-3 days. In fact, latterly, he was almost never free from a headache and pains from his ears down either side of his jaw and down his neck. He put his headaches down to the fact that he suffers from an allergy to the house dust mite and often sneezes violently. Added to this, he began to suffer from general neck pain. As a 63-year-old design consultant he put the neck pain down to his working position, bent over his desk drawing and designing for over 40 years. Our GP advised physiotherapy for the neck pain, but several sessions did nothing to alleviate it. Whilst I was visiting Mr Linden-Kelly for my six monthly check up, he enquired if I had any headaches or neck pain? Somewhat surprised, I said ‘no - but my husband does’. After Mr Linden-Kelly explained that both headaches and neck pain could be caused by clenching the teeth together at night, we decided that my husband should see him. He fitted my husband with an NTI to wear at night and almost immediately his headaches disappeared and the neck pain has improved slowly but surely. He is now free from both. There is little doubt that that the tooth clenching and grinding is caused by stress - 40 years of running ones own business! But the dentist has the cure - leave the GP to prescribe various drugs to alleviate the pain but not solve the cause.
Mrs Elizabeth H

I came to see Dr Rory Linden-Kelly in December 2013...

I have always been a chronic migraine sufferer since 2005,often caused by stress related, hormonal ,dehydration or missed meals. Typically I get 3-4 migraines a week and of those I wake up with them at least twice a week. They ruin my day and often have to dose on many painkillers to get through my day dealing with patients in a busy clinical environment working  as an optometrist.  
I have tried everything under the sun,seen all sorts of therapists and neurologist,acupuncture, massage etc but nothing has stopped them happening and relief is only temporary.  
  
My husband recently said to me that I grind my teeth frequently at night. .so I decided to do some research on line . Thankfully I came across Dr Linden-Kelly of whom I read some exceptional positive reviews,one of which was published in the Daily Mail !  I have since been fitted with a bruxism appliance called NTI which I wear over my front two teeth to separate upper and lower jaw to prevent the grinding..and the relief was instant and unbelievable ! I am amazed that this little appliance which my husband calls 'roger rabbit ! ' has changed my life ! 
  
 I no longer wake up with  dull migraines and I can carry on my day without reaching for the dreaded painkillers every morning ! My migraines have improved by 85 percent and I would have never imagined it was my teeth all these years causing the problem and the fact that a dentist cured my problem ! 
  

I would highly recommend Dr Rory Linden-Kelly who is a very  experienced, professional as well as friendly and highly knowledgeable :) So if you frequently wake up with morning headaches. .book your appointment soon..its certainly changed my life for which I am so grateful to him for ! Its definitely money well spent and a small price to pay for a headache free life.

  
Mrs Bejal P Bhudia -optometrist from North London


Daily Mail article (revised article)- 17th September 2002 in the Good Health section
by Martyn Halle

I cured my migraine in my sleep...

A new mouthguard is helping dentists bring relief to patients suffering from migraine. The Tension Suppression System (TSS) is estimated to have helped more than 500,000 people around the world.
Now it is being made available to many in the UK who are laid low by the agonising headaches. When fitted over the front teeth, the tiny clear plastic device prevents grinding and the clenching of facial muscles which often leads to migraines.

It is not clear how many people suffer from the effects of grinding teeth in the UK, but dentists estimate around 6 million. Not all get migraines. However a significant number of migraine suffers seem to have their condition aggravated by grinding. The link has been established for many years but nobody has devised a way to relieve the pain it causes.

There are tooth-grinding guards, which cover the whole mouth. But because all the teeth still have a surface to grind against, some of the tension remains. The new device is hardly noticeable on the two front upper teeth. If the mouth closes, it prevents the back teeth from coming into contact with each other, so the clenching or grinding is not possible - reducing the likelihood of a migraine. Researchers have found that migraine victims clench the temporalis muscles, which cover the side of the skull, during sleep more intensely than those who do not experience them.

‘Migraine can be debilitating and once a bad attack has started it often has to run its course, although drugs can bring some relief,’ says Anne Turner director of the Migraine Association. ‘Once a migraine has been triggered it can be hours, sometimes days, before a sufferer feels well enough to resume their normal life’. More women than men are laid low by such headaches. Nobody is quite sure why, but neurologists believe hormonal changes might make women more susceptible.

Californian dentist Jim Boyd invented the mouth guard after suffering from migraine and jaw problems for more than 12 years. ‘I was having a wretched time with headaches and migraines, which normally came on waking up’ he says. ‘I found that my jaw was tense in the morning and that I seemed to have been clenching my teeth during my sleep. I’ve worn the device for the last 10 years and no longer get migraines’.

A trial of the TSS for the American Food and Drugs Administration found that 82 per cent of users experienced a 77 per cent reduction in their migraine pain, and many reported being migraine free for months. Those suffering from teeth pain or migraine wore the guard at night, although it can be worn during the day as well. A number of dentists around the UK are already beginning to fit the device.

London dentist Rory Linden Kelly, of Holford and Partners, says: ‘The forces generated by teeth clenching and grinding are enormous - about 10 lb per square inch - sometimes more. That’s equivalent to the force required to crack a nut with a nutcracker.’ ‘I don’t think people realise how much tension they are building up in their head and other parts of their body from pressure in the mouth. ‘It’s an easy device to fit. It is similar in style and design to braces and plates worn by children to correct the teeth. It comes as a kit from the manufacturers and I make modifications for the individual. It can normally be done in one appointment.

Case Studies

Sue from Harrow, Middlesex, a 50 year-old administrator for a firm of City traders, had a TSS fitted and says:
I've had severe migraines for 30 years and thought I would never be free of them. But 6 months after using the device I’ve hardly had any, certainly not a severe attack.
I’ve tried various migraine pills over the years. But once the pain had started I didn’t get much relief. I just had to go to bed and wait for it to go away.
I had been grinding my teeth in my sleep for years but it never occurred to me that there was a link between that and migraine.
My husband, Michael, was aware of the teeth grinding, although I wasn’t, and I don’t do it during the day.
The migraines were so severe that they would frequently incapacitate me for days. I had intense searing pains through my skull and I had to lie down with my eyes closed in a darkened room because the light made the pain worse.
I heard about the device from Dr Linden Kelly, who is a friend, although not my dentist. I decided to give it a try because I had nothing to lose after three decades of suffering.
It took a few weeks to begin to work, but now I wouldn’t go a night without putting it in. When I’ve left it out I’ve noticed the difference and the tension in my head and shoulders comes back.’


Further Testimonials

"I had always been prone to suffering with headaches as a teenager and into my twenties, however about 6 years ago I started to develop migraines and would get about 1 every two or three months but the medication the doctor gave me worked 90% of the time and it wasn’t too much of an issue. However they gradually got more frequent until they become daily throughout the Summer of 2010, on our holiday in Florida and for two weeks before we went I had a migraine every day except 2 days and was taking migraine medication most of those days. It was whilst sitting up in the middle of the night on holiday I was determined to find a solution. I’d done this many times before and tried everything MRI scans, Osteopath, food intolerances, cutting pretty much everything out of my diet, and nothing worked. That night I came across the mention of the NTI which pointed out migraines can be caused by teeth, jaw and surrounding areas, that made me realise mine probably started after I had my teeth straightened in my mid 30’s. I did a search for dentists in the UK that knew about these things (there were very few) and Dr Rory Linden Kelly stood out from my research as someone who had lots of experience and knowledge in this area. I visited on the 1st September 2010 and after an examination he told me he thought pretty certain my jaw was the issue and the NTI would help. He made one there and then, and then I didn’t have another migraine from that day until January! For most of September I did have bad tension headaches which seemed due to the medication withdrawal and my muscles relaxing from not clenching in the night. However even this was a major step forward as these headaches I could get on with my normal daily activities. By October those had stopped as well and I went through Christmas 2010 with no headaches in my 3 week holiday compared to one every day of my previous Christmas holiday. In the January I did get a few minor migraines and went back because I’d noticed some teeth had started to clench again. Rory suspected my upper wisdom tooth was moving down slightly and did some adjustments letting me know if they didn’t work or it came back the tooth may have to come out. The adjustments worked for about a month but it seemed the tooth moved again so in the end the tooth was removed and now not only am I back to no migraines but finally my mouth closes properly with my teeth for the first time in years! This has been an amazing journey and fantastic transformation for business and personal life. I have already recommended a friend of mine who had suffered since a teenager with migraines and tried everything and Rory has also resolved his migraine issues as well! We are really looking forward to this years family holiday and a whole holiday without the family having  to wait for Dad to get rid of another migraine before we go out." Mark Rhodes

"For the past 15 years or more, I've suffered from severe headaches on a depressingly regular basis - two-three weekly at best and at worst, every few days. More recently I started to experience pain in my neck and shoulders, particularly on one side and then in my jaw and ear. None of the usual pain medication has helped with these problems and neither has homeopathy, osteopathy or acupuncture. The relief after using NTI-TSS for just a couple of nights was incredible - a definite easing of tension- and within a fortnight I felt better than I had in years. Now I've had my teeth adjusted to make the bite more even, so that I no longer have to rely on the NTI-TSS. Two months on, I'm delighted to say I've had only one headache and my neck and shoulders are fine, despite carrying around a 10 month old baby!" TC.

Relief From Migraine...
"I initially consulted Rory Linden-Kelly, as I had not been able to chew on my left side for 13 years! Rory, correcting the alignment of my teeth, resulted in getting rid of my migraine problem, which was an amazing bonus for which I am extremely grateful." Sylvie M.H, Surrey.

"I have suffered from headaches since my late teens, and would get them on a daily basis...I had been to doctors, neurologists, chiropractors and osteopaths, without any positive results. My initial fear was that the brace would be uncomfortable to wear every night. However it is a surprisingly comfortable device, it doesn't interfere with my sleep in any way. In fact I have now worn the brace for three months, and am not aware of it at all. I noticed an improvement with my headaches after a few weeks. My headaches are no longer as frequent as they used to be, and if I do get the occasional headache they are not as bad anymore and do not necessarily continue all day." Mrs D, Surrey.

"I used to clench my teeth at night in bed and would pay the following day with a migraine. I had several a month, but my record was seven in ten days. At first I though they were triggered by classic migraine foods, such as red wine and chocolate, but I still got them when I took the triggers away. I had pains down the side of my arms as well as my head and I would see flashing lights. I had to lie down for four or five hours before they went away. I consulted Dr Linden Kelly after reading about him on a Website. I still clench my teeth at night, but the guard stops my back teeth from coming together. Since using it I have been headache free".
Mr W. Surrey.

Concerning a complete cure for headaches and neck pain...
"For the past 10 years, my husband has suffered from headaches, which increased in frequency and would sometimes last for 2-3 days. In fact, latterly, he was almost never free from a headache and pains from his ears down either side of his jaw and down his neck. He put his headaches down to the fact that he suffers from an allergy to the house dust mite and often sneezes violently. Added to this, he began to suffer from general neck pain. As a 63-year-old design consultant he put the neck pain down to his working position, bent over his desk drawing and designing for over 40 years. Our GP advised physiotherapy for the neck pain, but several sessions did nothing to alleviate it. Whilst I was visiting Mr Linden-Kelly for my six monthly check up, he enquired if I had any headaches or neck pain? Somewhat surprised, I said ‘no - but my husband does’. After Mr Linden-Kelly explained that both headaches and neck pain could be caused by clenching the teeth together at night, we decided that my husband should see him. He fitted my husband with an NTI to wear at night and almost immediately his headaches disappeared and the neck pain has improved slowly but surely. He is now free from both. There is little doubt that that the tooth clenching and grinding is caused by stress - 40 years of running ones own business! But the dentist has the cure - leave the GP to prescribe various drugs to alleviate the pain but not solve the cause."
Mrs Elizabeth H.

"Having endured classic migraine attacks since 1955 I had long since given up any hope of controlling them. Quite by chance I happened to see the spread in the paper and considered a 'last ditch' attempt might be worthwhile, although I must admit I was very sceptical. I am delighted to say that since wearing the brace, waking up in the morning with migraine seems to be a thing of the past and I cannot begin to thank Mr. Linden-Kelly sufficiently for this blessing. I just hope that other sufferers may be as fortunate as I".
Irene B.


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