Miami and Coral Gables, FL
Nothing can disrupt your daily quality of life like chronic pain. For people with regular migraine headaches, not only is the pain debilitating but it usually is not observable or detectable by others. Consequently, sometimes others doubt whether the cause of the pain such as a migraine actually exists.
Despite the advances in medical science, determining what causes a migraine headache can remain out of reach. If you have been suffering from migraines on a regular basis for years but long-lasting relief has been impossible to find, then temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) could be the cause.
How can TMJ cause migraines or headaches of migraine-like intensity? The temporomandibular joint is located in proximity to the trigeminal nerve. No other neural pathway in the body carries more input to the brain than the trigeminal nerve. When the temporomandibular joint is in dysfunction, it can affect the trigeminal nerve in the form of powerful headaches. The typical migraine remedies just mask the intensity of the headaches, but yet the migraines keep coming back.
If there is a physical cause for your migraine headaches, a neuromuscular dentist is the best trained medical professional to diagnose TMJ and also treat its symptoms and the pain it causes. Correcting TMJ involves resolving any alignment issues of the bite and jaw, which if left untreated can affect the muscles of the head and neck while also causing misalignments of the neck and spine.
If you have been suffering from chronic migraines without any lasting relief, then it is important to determine the cause. Discovering if there is a physical problem creating the headaches allows the possibility to correct the problem and create a pain-free future for the patient.
Why live with the pain of chronic migraines any longer? Miami Designer Smiles has the expertise in neuromuscular dentistry to help. Just call our office at (305) 595-4616 to schedule an appointment.
Miami Designer Smiles is here to serve patients in the areas of Miami and Coral Gables, Florida.