If you are suffering from painful headaches, you aren’t alone. Chronic headaches can present a challenge to your quality of life, so an accurate diagnosis is important. There are several types of headache pain—migraines, sinus headaches, tension or cluster headaches. What many people don’t realize is that there is also a condition called a TMJ headache.
What is a TMJ Headache?
As it sounds, the TMJ headache is a type of head pain that occurs as a secondary problem to TMJ disorder, a painful condition that develops when the temporomandibular joints located at the back of each side of the jaw are not in proper working order. Discovering that your headaches stem from TMJ Disorder could be the silver lining you’ve been looking for. With proper diagnosis, the most appropriate treatment can begin.
Dr. Gavrilos has been successfully treating TMJ disorder for over 25 years. A short examination of the muscles that surround the temporomandibular joints and an evaluation of the alignment of your bite will help determine if this condition is the cause of your headaches.
For more information about common TMJ symptoms and treatment, please visit the TMJ dentist page.