When is a Headache Not a Headache?
When is a headache not a headache? Everyone gets headaches from time to time, but for millions of Americans, a headache can be the primary symptom of a condition called TemporoMandibular Dysfunction, also known as TMD. According to numerous estimates, TMD/TMJ is the third most common medical ailment in the United States, yet one with which the general public is largely unfamiliar. Since the symptoms are so varied and vague, thus not typically associated with dental issues, even physicians tend to misdiagnose and overlook TMJ as a possible cause of the symptoms listed below.
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Jaw or facial Pain
- Clicking or Popping of Jaw Joints
- Numbness or Tingling in Hands / Arms
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Prescription medication is rarely needed for headaches and other conditions during treatment and medication of any type is rarely ever needed afterwards. Our goal is to heal the cause of the problems, not just mask the symptoms.