TMD AND MIGRAINE OR TENSION HEADACHES
The most common TMD complaint is migraine headache accompanied by jaw, head, neck, and/or shoulder pain. Although the majority of migraines and TMJ headaches have various causes, they all have one thing in common … dysfunction of the temporal mandibular joint of the jaw.
Most migraine headaches have two common attributes:
- tenderness in the muscles of the jaw, head, neck, and face. These hot spots in the muscles - called trigger points - create pain “wind-up loops” that cause migraine headaches and referral pain patterns.
- teeth clenching (or bruxism).
Migraine headaches usually start in the forehead, temples, or back of the head. Those who clench or grind their teeth may also develop migraine-like headaches.
The good news is that these migraine headaches and other headaches along with the associated pain can be treated effectively. There’s no need to continue to live with migraine headache pain when you can get relief from these symptoms naturally without drugs!
TENSION HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TMJ DYSFUNCTION
As a highly trained dental practitioner in the treatment of TMD, I have spent years learning and practicing the most advanced technology and research to bring relief to my TMD patients. The heart of my practice is to help you find freedom from TMJ and related symptoms – especially TMJ tension headaches and migraine headaches.
My firm commitment to you, as my patient, is to provide relief from migraine headaches, grinding your teeth, popping and clicking of your jaw, fullness and ringing in your ears, as well as any jaw, face, head, or neck pain related to TMJ.
My approach is a comprehensive program for treating TMJ problems such as headaches, jaw pain, and bruxism. We start with a complete in-office assessment, including computer evaluation of head/neck/ biting forces and their relationship to healthy muscle and joint positioning, specific splint therapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, and ultrasound. We back up this assessment with outstanding home products, such as a painless Microcurrent unit that gently helps heal muscles and joints and relieves head and neck pain.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TMD
What is TMD?
Simply put, TMD represents the range of disorders of the jaw muscles and of the temporomandibular joint -- the hinge at the side of the head that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.
What are the symptoms of TMD?
One of the most common symptoms of TMD is a dull, aching pain around the ears, which can radiate to the neck, shoulders, and back; tenderness of the jaw muscles, headache, a clicking or popping sound in the joint, limited opening of the mouth, and facial pain are also common. Another curious symptom is ringing in the ear(s), sometimes coupled with a feeling that closely resembles being under water or up in the mountains.
How many people suffer from TMD?
It is estimated that as many as 60 million Americans … 30% of the US population … suffer from TMD. TMD affects four times as many women as men, and it is most often a problem for those in their thirties and forties.
What causes TMD?
TMD disorders frequently result when the chewing muscles, the teeth, and the temporomandibular joint do not work together correctly. Some common causes are braces, trauma, whiplash, stress, teeth grinding (also called “bruxism”), dental malocclusions, missing or sore teeth, and muscle abuse.
Is TMD curable?
Although TMD can become a chronic problem often associated with some permanent damage from trauma to the head, neck, back, or temporomandibular joint, even in the worst cases the symptoms can be eliminated through proper professional care.
COMPREHENSIVE TMD TREATMENT …
GET RELIEF OF TMJ DISORDERS, TENSION AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES
“My No. 1 job is to help you get relief from TMJ symptoms and migraine headaches. Free yourself from tension headaches, head and neck pain, ringing in the ear, and clenching.”
Did you know that 30%-40% of adults suffer from migraines, jaw pain, headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain? The good news … these symptoms can be reversed.
As a highly trained dentist in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, my practice is highly focused on relieving the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) -- migraine headaches, head and neck discomfort, and TMJ tension headaches. Because of the multifaceted experience I’ve gained while working with experts in TMD treatment -- physicians, ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, and natural health practitioners -- I bring a unique, multidisciplinary approach to help you find true relief from your TMJ symptoms, tension headaches, migraine headaches, and head and neck pain.