When chronic migraines or headaches aren’t responding to treatment, they deserve a closer look.
TruDenta certified doctors use the latest diagnostic technology to closely examine the musculoskeletal system of the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and tension that can lead to chronic headaches or migraines.
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, you’re not alone — frequent migraines affect 3% of Americans, and painful tension headaches affect over 20% of people worldwide.
Chronic head pain sufferers are 3x more likely to become depressed, and also are more likely to have anxiety, fatigue, and trouble sleeping.
Preventative medications attempt to prevent migraines and headaches before they start—typically beta blockers, anti-seizure medication, or antihistamines.
These medications only work for about 40% of the people who take them, and even then only reduce the frequency of episodes by an average of 50%.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is where your jaw connects to the side of your head. It needs to be able to move up and down and side to side, as well as handle the enormous forces that the jaw can exert.
It one of the most complicated joints in the body, with a specialized structure and tissue makeup. An estimated 10 million Americans also suffer from TMJ issues.
The many nerves present in the jaw can result in pain appearing in nearby areas, and can cause pain or tenderness in different locations even if the jaw itself does not hurt.
If the jaw does not move as far or as easily as it usually does, it might be a sign of problems with the TMJ. Other common symptoms include the jaw locking in an open or close position, as well as clicking or popping noises during movement.