Temporomandibular disorders in headache.

Keywords: Headache, migraine, temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD, TMJ, orofacial pain, and jaw pain.

Can you remember the last time you experienced a headache or migraine? It happens all too often and occasionally, if severe, a headache or migraine can be extremely debilitating. Additionally, Headaches are often associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Temporomandibular disorders are not uncommon and have various symptoms including headache, ear pain and limited jaw movement. Patients may also complain of popping, clicking or grating sounds in the joint and feel pain when opening and closing their mouth. Dr. Farrell is Board Certified and a member of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best choices for your migraine headache treatment. Dr. Stan Farrell also uses the most effective methods of treatment and works diligently to erase the pain caused by TMD in the lives of his patients. If you or someone you know is experiencing headaches or symptoms of TMD, please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us online at www.headpaininstitute.com for more information.

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Abstract: Headache is a common symptom, but when severe, it may be extremely disabling. It is assumed that patients who present to dentists with headache often are diagnosed with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), although many may have migraine. TMD as a collective term may include several clinical entities, including myogenous and arthrogenous components. Because headache and TMD are so common they may be integrated or separate entities. Nevertheless, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated orofacial structures should be considered as triggering or perpetuating factors for migraine. This article discusses the relationship between the TMJ, muscles, or other orofacial structures and headache.