Migraine’s a pain?

People who suffer from chronic migraines are three times as likely to suffer from severe ‘Temporomandibular disorder(TMD), a jaw bone disorder that is characterised by joint pain, reduced jaw movement, clicking or popping of the temporomandibular joint and radiating neck and face pain.

Tests were conducted on chronic migraine patients, episodic migraine sufferers, and some with no history of migraine. All those with chronic migraines experienced signs and symptoms of TMD, a percentage of those with episodic migraines showed signs and very few without history of migraine showed signs,of TMD.

Researchers believe that TMD increases the frequency of migraine attacks even though it does not directly cause migraine.
While migraine patients are more likely to suffer from TMD, patients with TMD don’t necessarily have migraine.

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