Headache Types

Headache Types

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

A muscle-contraction type of pain, sometimes accompanied by painful “clicking” sound on opening the jaw. An infrequent cause of headache.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Malocclusion (poor bite), stress, and jaw clenching.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

Relaxation, biofeedback, use of bite plate and in some cases, dental treatment – correction of malocclusion.

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