MIGRAINES and HEADACHES: TMJ, a HIGHLY OVERLOOKED POSSIBILITY
There are numerous articles written everyday about Migraine Headaches, such as the one that follows this article. So many times, every single medical connection is mentioned along with possible issues. The vast majority of all articles leave out the possibility of TMJ being the problem.
Amazingly, having a special interest in TMJ treatment for over 15 years, we see patients who have been to at least 4 specialists in medicine for migraines to no avail. This is not to discredit the medical profession as many professionals are aware that TMJ problems can cause migranes and other maladies, many others are not and the patients are the ones that suffer.
An article from The New York Times titled Migraines Force Sufferers to Do Their Homework is a classic example of a typical migraine article that has no mention of TMJ as a possible causative factor. Our practice sees many TMJ patients a week and most have seen several professionals as well. I do feel that seeing the medical professionals first is excellent as ruling out major medical issues is essential.