Causes of Chronic Headaches

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Chronic headaches are frustrating and often debilitating. To suffer from chronic headaches is to find yourself in constant pursuit of solutions, as well as the fundamental cause of your headaches.

Put simply, if you're a Northern Virginia-area resident suffering from chronic headaches, you want to know why. You've probably considered most of the “usual” reasons: stress, environmental factors, lifestyle factors and more. And these are definitely worth considering.

But if none of these factors explains your headaches, you should consider temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This condition can cause a number of problems, of which chronic headaches are the most well known.

TMD is caused when a misalignment of your jaw and bite causes irritation in the ball and socket joints that connect your skull to your jaw. This misalignment places a great deal of stress on the bones, muscles and nerves in and around your jaw and can cause chronic headaches.

Of course, the only way to know for sure if TMD is the cause of your chronic headaches is to arrange a consultation with our neuromuscular dentists. We have the unique experience and skill set required to diagnose TMD and then treat it.

If you're suffering from chronic headaches in Northern Virginia and you can't find a solution, TMD might be the cause. Please call Softouch Dental Care today at 703-319-6990 for a consultation.