TMJ Can Be A Source Of Tension Headaches
It Is A Disorder Of The Jaw Joint And Can Affect Jaw Muscles And Nerves, Leading To Headaches
TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when there is a dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that open and close it. Among its signs are jaw locking, pain while chewing, and jaw tenderness. It can also be a cause of headaches due to the tension in the jaw muscles. TMJ causes tension and fatigue in the jaw muscles. This transfers the work to other weaker muscles and nerves, which try to compensate but are not prepared for the effort of chewing. Other symptoms of TMJ are jaw clicking and popping, ear pain, and teeth clenching. This is a type of headache caused by muscle tension, not a migraine, which is caused by a neurological issue and can show auras. It can be treated with anti-inflammatories, a proper posture, and warm compresses on the jaw muscles. More details click here.