The relationship of TMJ Disorders to Headaches and Migraines are well documented in both medical and dental literature. The primary connection is via the Trigeminal Nerve. The Trigeminal Nerve is often called the "Dentists Nerve" but the Trigeminal nerve is also at the center of each and every headache and migraine treated by physicians and neurologists. The science behind this connection is two-fold. The Trigeminal nerve also controls the blood flow to the anterior two thirds of the meninges of the brain.
Sinus headaches are usually treated by ENT's or Otolaryngologists but the Trigeminal Nerve is also front and center in both acute and chronic sinus pain. Multiple studies have shown that most diagnosis of sinus infections causing pain are in fact incorrect.
There are many documented cases of complete relief of all of these disorders with eliminated with Neuromuscular Dental Orthotics especially when combined with treatment of Myofascial Pain Disorders (MPD). There are over 100 Chicago patient Testimonials at:
WWW.ThinkBetterLife.com is the website of my new office dedicated to treatment of both TMJ Disorders, Sleep Disorders including Snoring & Sleep Apnea and chronic headaches and migraines.
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) has published a report "CARDIOVASCULAR AND SLEEP-RELATED CONSEQUENCES OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS" that should be read by every patient with TMJ disorders, Morning Headaches, Chronic Daily Headaches, Sleep Apnea, Snoring and migraines.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks are an amazing adjunct for treating chronic pain disorders. It works via the autonomic nervous system and turns off the "Fight or Flight" reflex that is implicated in tension headaches, chronic anxiety and panic attacks. www.sphenopalatineganglionblocks.com