Headaches and TMJ

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About Headaches and TMJ

Headaches are a fairly common health condition, accounting for 48.9% of neurological disorders in the general population. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems on the other hand have a prevalence of 25% in the general population.

Both conditions can be incredibly detrimental and limiting to your daily life as well as sporting activities. Headaches can be classified into primary (Tension, Clusters, and Migraines) and secondary (malignant in nature) headaches, and it is important recognize and properly assess them to treat them effectively.

TMJ issues may arise from a variety of reasons like daily habits such as chewing on ice or hard foods or trauma from sporting events or accidents. 

Some of the conditions commonly resulting in headaches and/or TMJ are:

  • Chewing Habits

  • Arthritis

  • Stress

  • Abnormal muscular tension

  • Whiplash

  • Sporting Injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents

At Optimized we use an integrative approach to not only understand the root cause, but also properly address it and educate you in order to solve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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