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TMJ Jaw Pain May Be to Blame for Migraine Headaches

A little known cause of migraine headaches may actually lie at the bottom of your skull. Research shows that the supporting muscles around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) — which connects your jaw to your skull — can be a major source of migraines.

When jaw muscles become inflamed from grinding, teeth clenching, or from a condition called temporomandibular disorder, the pain from the jaw can travel to other places in the skull, causing headaches and migraines. Toothaches, earaches, and shoulder pain are also known to occur.

Doctors have found that three other areas of the body can also contribute to migraine pain when they become tight or tense:

  • The shoulders
  • The neck
  • The head

The only way to correctly determine what is causing migraines is to be examined by a professional pain management specialist. Here at Pasadena Pain Management, we use certified TruDenta pain therapy to treat the root cause of dental-related migraine headaches. So, if your TMJ jaw pain is causing your headaches — we’ll know, and we can treat it.

In addition to TruDenta therapy, we also use what’s called Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) to treat TMJ pain. DTR is proven to be much faster and more permanent than other traditional TMJ jaw pain treatments, such as mouthguards and appliances. In fact in most patients, DTR has made many TMJ pain symptoms go away within the first week after treatment has begun!

If you suffer from jaw pain, migraines, teeth clenching or grinding — contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our fast, effective pain treatment therapies will have you feeling your best, and PAIN FREE, again.