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Headache related symptoms

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Migraine headache

The repercussions of a temporomandibular dysfunction will have implications in the entire head and neck region. One of the most commonly found symptoms is unresolved migraines. A compressed temporomandibular joint will cause immense pain and tension in the temple region, giving rise to migraine-like headaches on both sides of the head.


Pain at the back of the head

A dysfunctional temporomandibular joint will alter the relation of the neck (Cervical) bones and its relation with the skull (Cranium). This in turn will cause tension and pain in the group of muscles at the back of the head and or scalp. Hence it is important to correct the bite and the TMJ dysfunction to create a stable neck posture and function.


Tension head ache

This is a mild to severe pain described as tightness around the head and neck region. This could be due to TMJ dysfunction, stress, sleep issues, airway obstructions, and poor cervical posture. Treating the root cause of the problem will go a long way in its successful management.


Sinus headaches

These are mild to moderate headaches that commonly occur around the sinus regions of the nose, cheekbones, and forehead. This often happens due to an underlying sinus infection and is hard to distinguish from a TMJ dysfunction headache. In a lot of cases, TMJ dysfunction headaches present themselves in the same manner as that of a sinus headache. A trained NMD will be well equipped to make the necessary diagnosis and appropriately treat you.

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