The Connection between TMJ and Migraine

How do you determine if your migraine headache is caused by, or related to TMJ pain? Successful migraine treatment depends on identifying the cause of the headache. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is supported by muscles in the jaw, neck and head. These muscles can become strained, sending pain into the head causing a headache via the trigeminal nerve. Symptoms of TMJ can include clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, facial pain, jaw pain, pain around the ears (feels like an ear ache), pain around the jaw joints, and clinching or grinding. If you are diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, identifying and treating the joint pain could alleviate the cause of your migraine headaches.

At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell is one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating migraine, headache, and TMJ pain. His state-of-the-art treatments are proven to alleviate pain over the long term without the dangers of addiction to prescribed medications. Dr. Stan Farrell’s non-invasive approach to treating TMJ, which includes the use of a dental splint device, can often reposition the jaw without discomfort and helps strengthen facial muscles to assist in maintaining the proper jaw position over the long term. If you or someone you know is experiencing jaw pain or any type of facial pain please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at for more information.