Is That Migraine Really TMJD?
Many of us suffer from headaches, in fact over thirteen percent of American’s suffer from migraines. For those who suffer from chronic migraines, you may want to explore whether or not TMJD may really be to blame.
A study conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine found that tension headaches are often blamed and not diagnosed properly as TMJD. It was determined that eighty-two percent of females and seventeen percent of males were misdiagnosed when they actually suffered from this jaw disorder.
There are a few symptoms that TMJD doesn’t typically cause such as nausea and over sensitvity to light. However; it has also been found that TMJD can trigger migraines.
The good news about your headache actually being caused by TMJD is that TMJD can be treated and sometimes prevented. Look for the following symptoms that often accompany a TMJD diagnosis.
Symptoms of TMJD a headache vs. a migraine:
Cracking noises when moving the jaw
Difficulty opening your mouth
Tenderness and pain in the face
If you think these symptoms precede or accompany your headache, there is help for TMJD. Call us today to learn more about our TMJD therapy and tests to determine if TMJD is the true cause of your pain and you can look forward to real relief from your headaches.