Almost all of us might have experienced headaches at least at some point in our life. It can be painful, uncomfortable, and even debilitating, but most headaches are usually not a cause of concern. Though headaches rarely indicate the presence of severe disease, if you have a headache regularly, it is important to find the reason behind it.
Seek urgent medical attention if you have these symptoms, indicating an underlying health issue.
Headaches are usually the result of fever, dehydration, stress, muscle tension, nerve pain, caffeine withdrawal, migraine, drinking alcohol, or intake of certain foods. They may also occur due to toothache, hormonal changes, or as a side effect of medication.
However, headaches may be a symptom of the following health problems as well:
One another cause of your chronic headache can be a problem to your TMJ. Millions of Americans live with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) headaches without realizing it. However, most times, TMJ headaches are overlooked by physicians because their symptoms are often similar to other types of headaches.
Find answers to the following questions to see if your headaches are connected to a TMJ disorder.
If you have answered a YES to most of these questions, you might be suffering from TMJ headaches, and you may need a diagnosis by your Covington Signature Dentistry dentist.
Dr. Peter Yeh, DDS at Covington Signature Dentistry, helps patients suffering from TMJ problems. Call our dental office at (253) 638-9955.