If you grind or clench your teeth, you might become the victim of a TMJ-induced headache or migraine. Stress from the movement of your jaw muscles can have a chain reaction effect on the rest of your head, causing widespread pain. Thankfully, there are treatment options available to people who suffer from this pain.
One of the easiest ways to treat your TMJ-induced headaches is to change your habits. Try to avoid clenching your jaw and doing stress-inducing activities such as chewing gum. In addition to not chewing gum, massaging your jaw muscles and stretching your neck throughout the day can alleviate your pain.
If these techniques are not enough to get rid of your headaches, we suggest you make an appointment at our office. We will provide you with advice, medication and treatment targeted at relieving your pain. Give us a call or set up an appointment online!