TMJ Headache

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TMJ Headache

The TMJ Headache is one of the more common symptom for TMJ sufferers. Usually patients have a headache and Jaw Pain together. But, you can have just a headache alone.

It is really classified as a Tension headache. When the individual clenches or grinds her teeth, the Temporalis Muscles contract too much and fatigue and ache, resulting in a Tension Headache.

The location of the Tension Headache starts at the "Temples", which are on the side of the face just around past your eyes. That is usually the most bottom area of the headaches as the Temporalis muscle extends upward towards the top of the head, and wraps around the back of your ears.

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So, there is a large area on the side and top of your head that can hurt. So, when you have Facial Pain and headache, it can be the common TMJ headache.

These headaches can be eliminated usually more easily than Jaw pain. Well, let me clarify that...Most Jaw Pain is muscle pain, but Jaw Pain also can be coming from the TMJ (the TM Joint) due to inflammation.

Pain from inflammation takes a bit longer than just a few hours or a day to go away. So, Headaches being Muscle pain (Tension Headaches) can be gone in just hours to a day or so, with good effective muscle relaxation therapies. The therapy can be a TMJ Appliance, TMJ Splint, soft or hard, Jaw Exercises or any one of the other TMJ Treaments that are available. You just need to relax the muscles.

Now, when you truly have a migraine, you'll have to seek advice for migraine headache Treatment from your local Physician/family practitioner.

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