What does a TMJ headache feel like?
The typical headache that occurs with TMJ is a tight, dull aching headache.
It is most commonly on one side, but can be on both.
Normally, it is worse on the side where the TMJ is worse.
The headache is aggravated by jaw movement and relieves with jaw relaxation..
What is the main cause of TMJ?
Causes of TMJ disorders include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding or clenching, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing.
How long can a TMJ headache last?
In the majority of cases, TMJ syndrome is self-limiting. Most of the symptoms disappear in two weeks once the jaw is rested There are a variety of options for treating TMJ syndrome at home. Anti-inflammatory and pain medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may provide relief.
Do TMJ headaches go away?
This is a question that frequently comes up at our practice from patients that have been referred to us to have their headaches and TMJ symptoms assessed. The short answer is no, generally TMJ symptoms and headaches do not go away on their own.