Jaw­bone Dis­or­der May Cause Migraine

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Peo­ple suf­fer­ing from chronic migraine headaches are thrice as likely to suf­fer from se­vere jaw­bone dis­or­der, ac­cord­ing to a study. The find­ings showed that tem­poro­mandibu­lar dis­or­der (TMD) — af­fect­ing the jaw joint — do not di­rectly cause migraine. How­ever, the TMD may worsen one’s migraine at­tacks in terms of both sever­ity and fre­quency, the re­searchers said.

Cen­tral sen­si­ti­sa­tion may ex­plain the as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween the fre­quency of migraine at­tacks and the sever­ity of TMD, Floren­cio said. “The rep­e­ti­tion of migraine at­tacks may in­crease sen­si­tiv­ity to pain,” she said. For the study, pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Ma­nip­u­la­tive and Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Ther­a­peu­tics, the team as­sessed women in their early to mid-30s who had ei­ther chronic migraine or episodic migraine or with no his­tory of migraine.

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