What Are TMJ Headaches?
Tension headaches are the most common form of headache. Between 70-90% of the population will experience a tension headache of mild or moderate intensity during the course of their lifetime. For the most part, tension headaches are not disabling, and those who suffer from them can go about their daily routines at home or work.
A TMJ headache, on the other hand, can make your day miserable. You may feel it in your temples, your forehead, the back of your head, or your facial muscles. Patients with TMJ headaches who seek care at our offices often use these words to describe what it feels like to have a TMJ headache:
- A band-like feeling
What Causes TMJ Headaches?
Your TMJ headaches could be caused by various factors such as stress, emotions, dehydration, lack of sleep, repetitive work postures, neck muscle strain, or jaw over-use behaviors such as teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism).
If you have been suffering from headaches that defy diagnosis, it’s time to find out if they are TMJ headaches. At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, our team is led by board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialists who have provided TMJ headache treatment for patients for over three decades.
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We want you to know we are familiar with your symptoms, care about your well-being, and have many ways to get to the bottom of what’s causing your headaches and put you on the road to feeling better.