Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions can cause painful TMJ headaches. Problems and disorders of the nerves and nervous system can cause painful TMJ issues, as can muscle imbalances and even Lyme Disease. Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia – and stress – can cause TMJ discomfort. Each of these disorders requires special treatment unique to each patient.
Although the reasons are unclear, researchers have found that women are 4 times more likely to suffer from Craniofacial Pain and it’s effects than men are. There are 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches. Pain can also result from trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Many times, pain does not develop for months or even years after the accident. Unfortunately, the majority of these people keep receiving inadequate care for their problem.
Have any of these symptoms started to affect your life?
- Headaches/Migraines, Neck, Shoulders or Back Pain
- Jaw Clicking, Popping, or Grating
- Pain in the Sinuses or Behind the Eyes
- Difficulty Eating
- Ear Pain, Ringing Ears, or Hearing Loss
- Dizziness and light-headedness