Headaches are often unbearable and if you suffer from frequent and long lasting tension headaches or migraine headaches, you may have condition called TMJ disorder. Other common symptoms experienced in suffers of TMJ syndrome are headaches, jaw, ear or facial pain and even decreased hearing. Clicking or popping of the jaw and neck and shoulder pain is frequent effects of TMJ disorder.

Even though TMJ is a common disorder many people are unaware that they have this condition and continue enduring the pain.

There are a number of things that cause TMJ, with the majority of cases resulting from an incorrect bite, teeth grinding and malocclusion. Malocclusion means that your upper and lower teeth do not close together in the correct way and are misaligned causing trauma.

Fortunately, there is a treatment for headaches caused by TMJ syndrome that can relieve symptoms. The procedure involves patents having a bite assessment, identifying the ideal bite and achieving the ideal bite with orthotic therapy. Orthotic therapy requires you to wear an unobtrusive oral TMJ splint during the day and at evenings. The TMJ splint is designed to replicate your natural teeth and will not obstruct functionality.

Every person responds differently to orthotic therapy, however, the vast majority will experience an improvement in their TMJ symptoms. To combat tension headaches or more server migraines caused by TMJ dysfunction, it is worth investigating the benefits of TMJ treatment.

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