Chronic headaches are one of the most common symptoms of TMJ. These are often accompanied by jaw pain, neck, back, and shoulder pain, ocular pressure, ear pain, and generalized discomfort – all of which can understandably lead a person to reach for the closest available pain medication. There is nothing wrong with pain medication when used for occasional discomfort. However, when used for a chronic condition like TMJ, even the most seemingly safe medication can cause serious harm to the body.
Many pain medications are linked to internal damages such as bleeding, liver damage, and ulcers. While these more serious side effects do not typically occur with normal use, daily intake of pain medications can result in these and other serious consequences. This is one of the many reasons it makes sense to seek proper treatment for TMJ.
Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban is pleased to offer a range of TMJ treatment options that eliminate pain by addressing the underlying problem. During your neuromuscular evaluation Dr. Marzban can establish the level of misalignment present and customize a treatment option that reduces your need for medication and provides long-term relief from TMJ.
If you are suffering from chronic headaches in the Fairfax, Virginia area, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule your TMJ evaluation at our conveniently located Burke office.