Houston TMJ: Headaches and TMJ

Houston TMJ dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIFexplains that TMJ problems are a major cause of headaches and migraines. An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the hunt for headache remedies.  Unfortunately, the TMJ component was not mentioned.  Most of the pain and headaches are a result of muscles that are being overworked and stained.  One muscle, called the anterior temporalis relates to the way the teeth meet and are usually involved in tension headaches. 

Other headaches can be caused by strain placed on the neck and shoulder muscles that try to take over stabilizing the head which often goes to forward head position in TMJ patients.

The good news is that this is treatable without surgery. When proper neuromuscular dentistry techniques to get the bite back to its optimal physiologic position, the muscles go back to their normal resting length and the headaches subside or can be reduced. 

If you have questions regarding Houston Headaches or Houston TMJ please feel free to call our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF  713=248=8868

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