8 Facts To Identify a TMJ Originated Headache From an Ordinary One
While a "Headache" is common, and does not require pills and medication each time - there are various ways of headache treatment that people will try when in their severe pain.
If you've caught a cold, or are running a fever - a simple pill would usually take away such a headache. For regular stress and work-related headaches; perhaps some hot tea or soup would be enough to relieve you from any general pain!
But when you've encountered what doctors refer to as "TMJ Originated Headaches" - your headache treatment may not be as simple as tea and pills!
These kinds of headaches will cause acute pain and sleep disorders - and you may be trying all kinds of treatments / medication to no avail!
Doctors offer various cures for the pain relief; but here are key elements of TMJ Headaches and to identify them to help you get better treatment:
Fact #1: TMJ Headaches refer to (in medical terms) - a specific nerve pain originating in the Temporo-Mandibular Joint. This is a joint pain, and related to nerves - and not just a simple 'Headache'.
Fact #2: TMJ headaches may occur for a number of reasons - which might include habits like gritting your teeth; or even a reaction to other pills that may be on your daily list! Only a doctor would be able to identify the causes.
Fact #4: These headaches are medically known as TMJD (Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction) and require specific headache treatment; so DON'T start medication after merely reading up a few details, and looking across some articles and blogs online! Consult a reputed doctor before you start any kind of medication.
Fact #5: TMJD is a specific disorder, and not common "Lock-Jaw" that people may get naturally due to daily stress. TMJ headache treatments may require more than just medication. If left unattended in the initial stages however, you could develop severe pains and sleep disorders!
Fact #6: Dental problems, especially related to nerves in the jaw may cause TMJ Headaches. Your dentist can help you with the right headache treatments and medication suitable to TMJD. Note if you're getting any disorders in your sleep, especially in the night.
Fact #7: A few days of mild headache is common after dental procedures like a root canal or dental filling, but they may not necessarily be related to TMJD. Be sure to wait a few days, and continue with the prescribed pain medications before misinterpreting a "normal" pain!
Fact #8: You may come across various online pharmacies offering TMJD headache treatments like pills or oral drops online - but remember most cures involved are strong nerve suppressants. These are some EXTREMELY potent prescription medication; so make sure your dentist or doctor has identified and diagnosed you to ACTUALLY have TMJD first.