Your jaw (or your temporomandibular joint) is considered one of the most complex joint systems in your body that, together with the ligaments and muscles attached, completes important, everyday survival tasks such as speaking, eating, and yawning. Millions of people, along with our patients in Burlington, experience jaw problems that result in chronic headaches.
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, “TMD” for short,” are a group of disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint, or “TMJ.” Joint problems can be caused by a variety of things, including injuries and diseases like arthritis. Headaches may be attributed to an improper bite, clenching/grinding, and/or muscle spasms of the face and neck. An unstable bite can cause muscle strain and pain, even possible joint displacement.