By Tim Kelly, DMD, PA on January 21, 2016
Headaches are very common, 18% of women and 6% of men in the US suffer from some type of headache or migraines. The TMJ and the associated complex neuro-muscular system is quite often the culprit which usually goes undiagnosed.
The medical community quite often treats headaches with medication and life style changes which is beneficial but may not identify the root cause. Many dental practitioners are not specifically trained in the treatment and understanding of the TMJ complex and therefore many patients fall through the cracks and don’t know where to go to receive a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The relief of headaches and associated neck, shoulder and facial pain may be related to your teeth and the lower jaw. All of these structure are associated with the TMJ’s (your jaw joint), if not working ideally muscle tension and pain may be result.
What Should You Do To Get Relief?
- Visit Dr. Tim Kelly DMD who specializes in TMJ therapy
- Get a thorough diagnosis as to why you have headaches
- Discuss with Dr. Tim Kelly all of the potential treatment and relief options
By taking the necessary steps to uncover the truth about your pain a long lasting solution may be discovered.
Call 505.256-1770 and request a TMJ or Headache initial consult to see the difference.
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