Get Treated by an Experienced TMJ Doctor
Run of the mill tension headaches affect 90% of the general population. Migraine suffers are seen in around 12% of the population. Many of the headache issues abounding in the nation today can be attributed to temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. About 15% of the adult population is affected with this disorder. Ringing in the ears, sometimes a clicking sound when the jaw is opened and shut, pain on the sides and back of the head and neck, in addition to headache pain, can be indications of a TMJ issue. For some people, the discomfort will come and go sporadically and may resolve itself altogether with no intervention. Others are not so fortunate.
The temporomandibular joint is where the upper and lower jaws come together. Muscles involved in chewing your food and related head and neck muscles and bones along with the joint all play a role in the disorder. The pain caused by TMJ can be excruciating. Accurate diagnosis of TMJ requires comprehensive examination by a professional who is well versed on the disorder and its treatment.