I have unexplained headaches and neck aches. Can you help?
Your problem may be caused by a misalignment of your lower and upper jaws. In dentistry, this is called TMD or temporomandibular dysfunction.
Some of the more common symptoms may include popping and clicking of one or both of the temporomandibular (jaw) joints located in front of each ear. Also included are stiff muscles of the neck and face, difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, and frequent headaches.
Your jaw joints are complex ball-and-socket joints with a disc in between the bones that acts like a shock absorber. This joint complex can become damaged due to teeth grinding, stress, clenching, poor posture, worn or misaligned teeth, or traumatic injury such as a whiplash. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you can call this office or any dentist who has training in joint pathology.