If you suffer from migraines, you might be at risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) or jaw pain. In a new study, researchers found that people with migraines might be at risk for TMD. And anyone who has had a migraine knows just how bad it can be–it can ruin your whole day!

Migraines are the third most common illness in the world, affecting about 12 percent of the population. But now, a new study links migraines to painful TMD. In this study, researchers found that people who suffer from chronic migraines are three times more likely to have symptoms of TMD.

What are treatment options?

Between four and 15 percent of the population have pain, discomfort or dysfunction that would benefit from treatment. Treatment for TMD and migraines often include night guards, relaxation exercises, anti-anxiety or pain medications, dental work, injections and others.

Talk to Dr. Mayoor Patel if you suffer from frequent migraines and jaw pain. By receiving the right treatments for your condition, it could help lessen your pain and have you feeling better and pain-free in no time. Contact Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on migraines, TMD and available treatment options.