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TMJ and Migraines

What many people suffering from chronic headaches or migraines do not know is that their head pain could possibly be caused by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Often times, migraine sufferers may be clenching their jaws or grinding their teeth both at night and during the day. This can put a lot of stress on the TMJ. Excessive stressors (grinding/clenching) can lead to debilitating migraines.

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BOTOX® Is the Answer

In February 2011 the FDA approved the use of botulinum toxin (Botox is one brand name, Dysport is another name) for chronic migraine and facial pain as a primary treatment option for suffers of bruxism (grinding of the teeth), clenching, TMJ pain, and tension-type migraines.

BOTOX® Treatment for Jaw Tension and TMJ

Botox is an injectable that can only be utilized by a qualified medical professional. When injected into facial muscles that are afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® can relieve TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections also often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lockjaw.

By no means is this an end-all cure, but it is found to be very helpful for treating the discomfort and pain which is debilitating to many Americans. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment option.

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