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Is There A Connection Between Headaches and TMJ Disorder?

One out of every 10 Americans suffers from chronic headaches, and they spend over half a billion dollars every year for over-the-counter medications to relieve their pain. They never imagine that their headaches may be caused by TMJ, and that their pain is the result of a bad bite.

A bad bite can put your jaw-to-skull relationship out of alignment.  When this happens, TMJ symptoms occur. This cluster of symptoms can include: headaches, earaches, ear ringing, loud jaw clicking, even stiffness and pain in the jaw, neck, shoulders and back. This cluster has puzzled doctors in the past. Now we can put a name to it: Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ) Dysfunction.

According to recent studies, more than 40 million Americans suffer with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) or MPD (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction). The good news is dentists are taking the lead in finding solutions.

If you, or someone you love, suffer from the symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction, set up an appointment with your dentist soon. You may find that TMD is the missing piece in the "headaches" puzzle -- and, that the treatment works!

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