TMJ disorder affects numerous Americans, who must cope with trying symptoms, such as pain, difficulty chewing and tinnitus. Many sufferers also endure migraine headaches that may or may not be associated with their conditions. Recently, a Brazilian study looked at the potential correlation between migraines and temporomandibular joint disorder, and the results appear to indicate that a significant relationship exists.
A Noticeable Association
For decades, clinicians have recognized that TMJ disorder can cause serious headaches that are similar to migraines. Now, it appears this troublesome condition may actually be causing migraines in certain people.
Brazilian researchers recently evaluated more than 60 women to asses whether their chronic migraines might be linked to TMJ disorder. After testing each woman, the researchers determined that more than half of the group suffered from temporomandibular joint disorder. The researchers then monitored all of the subjects for 90 days and ultimately noticed that the women who had TMJ disorder were more likely to also suffer from migraines. In the end, this revelation led the researchers to conclude that there may be a clinical association between both disorders.
Migraine headaches can happen for a variety reasons; however, this recent study appears to suggest that some people get them as a result of TMJ disorder. Because, temporomandibular joint disorder can cause a variety of vague symptoms, it can be hard for sufferers to recognize the source of their problems.
More often than not, TMJ disorder is caused by a bad or misaligned bite. By addressing this problem, Dr. Berry is able to offer permanent relief; so patients can escape chronic TMD symptoms that make it hard to stay positive and enjoy life.
Not too long ago, people had no choice but to endure symptoms of TMJ disorder; however, modern dental advancements now let sufferers escape their burden and enjoy lasting TMD relief. That being said, most people will continue to suffer unless they seek help. If you’re tired of living with temporomandibular joint disorder, please call (303) 691-0267 at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado in Denver today.
Related article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23117652