Jawbone Disorder May Cause Migraine
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.