St. Charles, IL Headaches/TMJ
It has been estimated that more than 50 million people in Canada and the U.S. suffer from severe headaches. These headaches can be so debilitating that they can adversely affect their ability to work and their relationships with family and friends. Although there can be many reasons for headaches, many headache patients suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ disorders).
Have you been trying to find relief for your headaches and/or facial pain?
Your, "incurable" headache pain could be generated by an incorrect bite, jaw joints and/or spasms from the muscles surrounding the head and neck. Our office believes that it is necessary to treat the cause of the disorder in order to eliminate the symptoms rather than only giving temporary relief to the symptoms with drugs such as muscle relaxants and pain medications. Our focus is to address the jaw joint factors related to the pain by restoring proper function and improving overall health.
Because symptoms masquerade as many other conditions, people tend to go from doctor to doctor in search of answers.
The jaw is literally one end of the postural (skeletal) chain. An imperfect bite can, over time, result in tension in the muscles of the face and jaw. Trauma or accidental injury can result in a state of sustained elevation of activity of the face and jaw muscles. (The delayed onset of muscle spasms following whiplash injury is a prime example.)
Prolonged spasm of facial muscles can lead to chronic muscle pain, often perceived in other areas (referred pain) and thus subject to misdiagnosis.
TMJ means temporomandibular joint (jaw joint).