Do You Have Headaches?
A tension headache can range from a dull ache to sharp pain. The pain can be felt as surface pain from tense muscles in the area of the TMJ, to the upper regions of the neck and down to the shoulders. The pain may change when eating, yawning or swallowing. TMJ tension headaches can be referred pain or pain that originates from the jaw and radiates to the temple area. The pain is often described as feeling like a vice or a tight rubber band around the forehead. If you suffer from headaches, neck pain, or shoulder pain - contact us for an evaluation to see if we can help you. Dr. Sharon Gilbert has extensive training and experience in the treatment of these issues, utilizing advanced technology, but conservative treatment. Call today - 561-623-9935 or request an appointment online at www.mydowntowndentalcare.com.
TMJ Headache Triggers
- Dental problems
- Hormonal changes such as those that occur during the menstrual cycle.
- Clenching and grinding
- Poor posture
- Extreme physical exertion
- Certain foods such as chocolate, cheese, and MSG
- Medication and substance overuse
- Changes in the weather