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Can TMJ Cause Headaches?

According to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ or TMD) is one of the most commonly overlooked causes of debilitating headaches in the United States.

The muscles in your jaw are intricately connected to those throughout your face and head. When a misaligned jaw causes strain on these muscles, the result can be both tension and migraine headaches.

Treating TMJ Headaches

When you suffer from debilitating headaches, every aspect of your life can be impacted. Many people turn to prescription medications to treat these problems, but medications do not solve the underlying issue. If your TMJ is responsible for your headaches, neuromuscular dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban can help you treat the root cause, and eliminate future instances of severe pain.

Using a TENS Unit, Dr. Marzban can relax the muscles in your jaw. From there, she can map your ideal bite position and customize a TMJ treatment option that will gently realign your jaw and correct your bite issues. By correcting the problem instead of just addressing the consequences, you can live a life free of pain medications and severe headaches.

If you suffer from frequent, serious headaches in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia, please contact the office of neuromuscular dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule a TMJ evaluation today.