Austin TMD Headache and Migraine Treatment
Find Relief with TMJ Treatments
Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Do you have clicking, popping or grinding in your jaw? Is your neck and upper body frequently sore? You may be suffering from TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder is a very common cause of headaches, migraines, jaw pain and other life-affecting upper body discomfort. We believe that everyone deserves to be free of pain and discomfort. We have dedicated a large part of our practice to helping those who suffer from this often debilitating disorder find relief and a new, vibrant lease on life.
What Is TMJ Disorder or TMD?
Your TMJ or temporomandibular joint is located directly in front of your ears and can be easily felt when you open and close your mouth. These are the joints that allow you to eat, talk and yawn.
A lot of stress is placed on these joints and the companion muscles everyday by constant use, clenching, jaw injury, muscle fatigue, grinding of teeth and arthritis. This stress and injury can cause your joints to malfunction and your bite to become off-balance and troublesome, leading to inflammation, chronic headaches and pain.
What are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
Symptoms vary greatly from individual to individual but the most common symptoms include:
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or biting
- Locking open of the jaw joint when eating or yawning
- Noises such as popping, clicking or grating when opening and closing your mouth
- Facial pain
- Earache or ringing in the ear
- Headache or migraine
- Jaw pain and tenderness
- Neck and shoulder pain
If you are dealing with any of these annoying and painful symptoms, we can help. Our advanced diagnostic methods can help us pinpoint the cause and gently treat your disorder. Start by filling out our easy online TMJ questionnaire – tap here for the Angus office TMJ Questionnaire, or tap here for the Far West office TMJ Questionnaire.
TMJ Disorder Treatment Methods
TMJ treatment is another area in which our individualized treatment style is more than a luxury, it is a necessity. Because everyone has such unique causes and symptoms, our treatments are carefully applied. We begin by taking plenty of time with you, discussing your symptoms and listening to your needs. We look at your health as a whole – your jaw health and your teeth – to get to the root of your pain and help you find lasting relief.
Treatment methods may include:
- Appliance therapy
- Referral for physical therapy
- Dietary changes to soft food