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About Migraines and TMJ

Welcome to TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland! We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for individuals experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and sleep-related issues. Here, we will discuss the connection between migraines and TMJ, the available treatments, and how our center can assist you in finding relief.

What are Migraines?

Migraines are intense, throbbing headaches often accompanied by various symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances. They can significantly impact your daily life, leading to missed work or social engagements. Migraines are a neurological condition and can be triggered by various factors, including stress, hormonal changes, certain foods, or environmental factors.

There Could be a Link Between Migraines and TMJ

Research suggests that there is a strong connection between migraines and TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint, which connects your jawbone to the skull, plays a crucial role in jaw movement. When this joint becomes dysfunctional due to misalignment, muscle tension, or other factors, it can result in chronic headaches, including migraines.

Many individuals with TMJ disorders experience jaw pain, facial discomfort, and muscle tension, which can contribute to the onset of migraines. Furthermore, clenching or grinding of the teeth, known as bruxism, commonly associated with TMJ, can also lead to migraines and worsen existing headache symptoms.

Treatment Options

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland, we offer comprehensive treatment options for migraines and TMJ disorders. Our team of experienced professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation to understand the underlying causes of your condition. Based on the assessment, we will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Our treatment approaches may include:

  • Oral Appliance Therapy: Custom-fitted oral appliances can help alleviate TMJ-related symptoms and reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. These devices are worn during sleep and work by repositioning the jaw and relaxing the facial muscles, promoting proper joint alignment and reducing tension.
  • Physical Therapy: Our skilled therapists employ exercises and techniques to strengthen jaw muscles, improve range of motion, and relieve muscle tension associated with TMJ disorders. This approach can help reduce migraine frequency and intensity while improving overall jaw function.
  • Stress Management Techniques: Stress is a significant trigger for migraines and can exacerbate TMJ symptoms. We provide guidance and support in incorporating stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as relaxation exercises, meditation, and biofeedback, to reduce both physical and emotional tension.

We Can Help

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland, we understand the debilitating impact of migraines and TMJ disorders on your quality of life. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing compassionate care and effective treatment options tailored to your unique needs.

By addressing the underlying causes of your condition, we strive to provide long-lasting relief from migraines and TMJ-related symptoms. Our integrated approach, combining advanced techniques, state-of-the-art technology, and patient education, ensures that you receive the highest standard of care.

Contact Us Today

Take the first step towards finding relief from migraines and TMJ disorders. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to improved health and well-being.

Learn more about what our patients have to say

about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland

Chagit R.

5.0 ★★★★★

Dr. Wolf has provided me with amazing care. My symptoms have nearly completely resolved and she is extremely comprehensive in her treatment. I would highly recommend her to anyone having jaw or sleep issues.

Teri C.

5.0 ★★★★★

This is the office and staff to go to, for TMJ and or just sleep difficulties. Not only is Dr. K’s knowledge of both areas stellar, but she strives to continually educate herself to provide support and answers for her patients. I so wish I had known about the root of my sleeping problems yrs ago, but I am so thankful I have been under her care now. So many issues have improved and I am grateful.

Lisa V.

5.0 ★★★★★

Dr. Kristina and her team are very knowledgeable and caring professionals. I started with their office due to jaw pain as a result of a sleep disorder. Dr. Kristina uses sophisticated imaging equipment which results in a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan. I always appreciate their geniune concern and also their smiles at my office visits! Thank you for making a difference in my health and quality of life!