Many people are unaware that their migraines or headaches may be a symptom of TMJ (TMD). Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), is a term used for temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the area which connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the skull. Most migraine headache sufferers will complain of having tenderness in the muscles of the head and neck and regularly clench their teeth.
It is estimated that TMJ headaches account for 90 to 92% of all headache pain and can vary from mild to severe pain. Sufferers tend to be misdiagnosed as having chronic migraines. However, migraine headaches typically start in the temples, front or back of the head. Individuals who clench or grind their teeth often report having “migraine like” headaches.
If you or a loved one is suffering from migraine headaches, head and neck pain, or TMJ headaches, help is just a phone call away. Call the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey today at 855.TMJ.DOCS or 855.865.3627 for your preferred appointment.