Headaches are a far-reaching, chronic problem. About 45-million Americans get them more than 15 days a month. Unfortunately, only a small portion of those people are properly diagnosed. Overall, headaches are underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated.
Living with frequent and painful headaches is much more than a nuisance — it could be the sign of an underlying medical issue, like a TMJ disorder. In fact, headaches are one of the biggest indicators that a patient is living with TMJ disorder. Fortunately, working with an experienced pain management provider, or TMJ dentist, to correct these problems can lead to a life with less pain.
Headaches experienced by TMD/TMJ patients can range from dull aching pain in the back or side of the head, to a migraine-like headache. When headaches are related to TMJ, they are often felt upon waking and can redevelop in the late afternoon.
Head and neck pain experienced by TMD/TMJ patients include:
- Temple headaches
- Headache in the back of the head
- Pain below the ear
- Migraine-like headaches caused by neurological abnormalities
Here at Pasadena Pain Management, we examine patients to understand the types, locations and frequency of headaches and what they mean. We are a part of an elite group of medical professionals trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of jaw, head, neck and facial pain using TruDenta pain treatment and DTR therapy.
If you’re in pain, contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION and to see if you are a candidate for TruDenta or DTR today.