Get Answers From Denver TMJ Dentist, Dr. Kevin Berry
The odd headache here and there is not something anyone wants to deal with. They are are distracting and obviously painful, sometimes to the point of debilitation, but if you begin to suffer from them chronically, it’s not long before you go searching for answers. Dr. Berry may have the answers that you’ve been looking for. If you suffer from painful, chronic headaches you may want to consider the possibility that they are actually TMJ headaches caused by TMJ disorder (or TMD).
Having constant headaches is not normal by any means. If you have one that never seem to go away completely or ones that come on a continuous basis you may want to visit a neuromuscular dentist in Denver like Dr. Kevin Berry. He can examine your jaw and your bite to decide if you are suffering from TMJ headaches.
You may be one of those patients who has been diagnosed and treated for migraines in Denver but the prescribed treatment only seems to numb the pain a little. You may find yourself wondering, “What is really causing my migraines and why isn’t the treatment helping?” You may discover that your migraines are accompanied by other symptoms that turn out to be common symptoms of TMJ. If this is true for you, then your migraines may actually be migraine-like TMJ headaches. Dr. Berry can help solve your headache problems if this is the case. While over-the-counter medications and even prescription migraine medications may provide temporary relief, if they are caused by TMJ disorder, Dr. Berry can correct the source of the problem and give you permanent relief from “migraines” in Denver. Contact our Denver office for more information or schedule an appointment online now.
TMJ and Headaches – How Are They Related?
When a patient is suffering from TMD, the imbalance within the bite can cause all sorts of symptoms ranging from tinnitus, jaw pain, and of course, can cause headaches. If you suffer from some of the most common TMJ symptoms along with headaches or migraines, you will want to consult Dr. Berry to be thoroughly examined and diagnosed as required.
A misalignment of the TMJ can cause a patient to suffer from constant debilitating headaches as the entire TMJ system is physically connected to our neck, spine, and skull. The pressure and strain that is created as the body tries to pull the joint back into a more fitting position can radiate throughout the body and can put strain and the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and other parts that are connected to our heads.
Recent research has even shown that if your headaches increase in frequency and intensity, you’re more likely to develop TMJ.
The Benefits of Drug Free Treatment
For many people, headache treatment means relying on drugs. This can provide temporary relief, but it comes with problems. First, there are the side effects of medications. Many headache medications can cause cognitive impairment, personality changes, and can stress the organs that process them in the body, including the kidneys and liver.
Medications can even cause headaches. Medication overuse headaches are common among people who rely on medications to control them. Over time, people find that they rely more and more on medications to control headaches until eventually the medications become a cause of them.
Some pain medications can even be deadly. Recently, the CDC has encouraged doctors to move away from the use of opioids to control chronic pain, including headaches. That’s because opioid overdose has become one of the leading causes of accidental death in the US.
TMJ treatment is noninvasive, completely reversible, and achieve relief without harmful drugs.
A Permanent Fix for Constant Headaches
No one wants to deal with headaches and migraines that never seem to go away. And who wants to have to rely on all sorts of medications that only work for a few hours at the most? Savvy patients eventually get tired of dealing with their TMJ disorder so they seek out a dentist that can help them in Denver.
To have your headaches treated the right way, work with Denver TMJ dentist, Dr. Berry, who will be able to diagnose you with TMJ Disorder if you have it, and treat the condition as required. When your TMJ misalignment is fixed, you can expect symptoms to dissipate as the tissues heal. Call us at (303) 691-0267 or contact us online to set up your appointment time at our Denver office.