Learn more about TMJ headaches in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Persistent headaches may be triggered by various factors, such as environmental, seasonal allergies, or stress. However, the root cause of your headaches could also be TMJ Disorder. In Sherman Oaks, Dr. Eddie Siman identifies the cause of TMJ-related headaches and offers holistic treatment options for patients throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
It is unknown what specifically causes TMJ.
Studies show that more than 70% of the world's population has a TMJ-related issue. However, there is no specific data about headaches related to TMJ disorders because most medical professionals do not consider TMJ as a source of headaches.
The muscles surrounding your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause headaches and pain when the muscles are inflamed because of possible teeth grinding, clenching, missing teeth, worn-down teeth, and a misaligned bite. Then these muscles spread the pain to the muscles along your cheeks, your temples, and areas in the back of your head—causing headaches.
Genetics and the environment play significant roles in why headaches happen. Yet, a headache is triggered in numerous ways, such as stress, hormonal changes, inadequate sleep, tobacco use, flashing lights, diet, and anxiety, just to name a few.
Commonly referred to as stress headaches, tension headaches are typical for many people. The pain is focused on your face, head, or neck and feels like something is tightening around your head. Often a tension headache is exacerbated by poor posture while sitting at a desk hunched over, or your neck is crooked while on the phone.
However, chronic health issues, such as TMJ, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, or arthritis are often the culprit—which is why it is crucial to pinpoint the root issue of pain. The problem is that when patients experience frequent headaches, they generally consult their doctor, internist, or neurologist. Most of us would never think that the source of our headaches may be the position of our jaws. Unfortunately, the medical community is not well-trained in diagnosing TMJ-related issues as a source of headaches, resulting in millions of patients suffering for years or addicted to pain medications.
Migraines can be debilitating, with throbbing pain on one side of your head. Some people become nauseous and are sensitive to light, smells, and noise. Many people claim their food cravings change; there is ringing in their ears, they have blind spots or see flashing lights or wavy lines.
A sinus headache may feel like a migraine with facial pain, watery eyes, and congestion, but sinus headaches also cause thick mucus, trouble smelling, and possible fever. Migraines don’t have these symptoms. You can expect a sinus headache to subside within a week, but you may need antibiotics for bacterial infection if it lasts longer.
Cluster headaches typically happen at night and are often brought on due to irregular sleep patterns but drinking wine late at night or smoking can trigger these headaches. However, cluster headaches can result from a traumatic head injury or genetic. Typically, these headaches are located behind one eye, occur suddenly, and are very painful. They can happen at the same time of day and are consistent for several weeks.
There are many types of headaches, but TMJ headaches often occur in several places in the head or face region and can feel like a tension headache. In addition, TMJ headaches commonly occur with additional symptoms, such as:
When treating headaches related to TMJ and TMJ disorders, it is imperative to begin with holistic and conservative treatments to correctly pinpoint the pain and relieve the muscles causing the pain.
Dr. Eddie Siman provides his patients painless, non-surgical, proprietary holistic therapies. Unlike other medical professionals who treat TMJ, such as orthodontists, ENTs, and neurologists, Dr. Siman’s holistic and custom approach to treating TMJ puts him in a class of his own. Traditional methods to obtain proper jaw alignment are more guesswork than science. Dr. Siman leaves these dated methods for more advanced technology to get to the root of your problem and help alleviate your pain. In Sherman Oaks, we offer the following TMJ solutions:
Dr. Siman’s clinical examination includes a diagnosis of your TMJ-related symptoms, including migraines, headaches, ringing in the ears, neck and shoulder pains, snoring, sleep apnea, and more.
Our state-of-the-art CT-Scan evaluates how your TMJ-related issues impact your upper body.
Dr. Siman’s motto is “It begins with the bite,”—which means he determines the jaw positioning where your muscles are the most relaxed and tension-free.
Dr. Siman insists your dental device is comfortable and functional. Each orthotic device is custom-fitted, so you can eat, speak, and sleep with it. Once the new jaw position is established and tested, Dr. Siman monitors your progress to ensure your previous headaches do not return.
Dr. Siman uses physio-therapeutic equipment, such as TENS, to relax tense jaw muscles. The transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) delivers pulses of electricity to your body’s neurotransmitters, so the neurons release endorphins, and your muscles relax.
Discover how you can prevent TMJ-related headaches today.
Over 30 years in practice, Dr. Eddie Siman has become an expert in treating TMJ disorder and Sleep Apnea. If you believe you are suffering from TMJ and experience headaches, neck, back, or shoulder pain, schedule your consultation with Dr. Siman today. We welcome patients from Los Angeles and Orange County.
Dr. Eddie Siman has over 35 years of experience and is a premier TMJ and Sleep Apnea expert in Los Angeles and Orange County. Many come to Dr. Eddie Siman with severe tinnitus, migraine problems, and sleep apnea with no relief in sight. Little do these patients know that their painful symptoms are tied to the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Think outside the box and pay a simple visit to Dr. Siman today so you can finally find the source of all your pain and get rid of it once and for all.
14629 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423