Head and Neck Pain

What is Pain?

headacheThe most common questions that we receive from patients suffering with facial pain are usually related to the common condition known as TMJ/CMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Craniomandibular Dysfunction).

This website will help you to understand some of the reasons behind your jaw pain, facial aches, headaches, migraines, neck pain, and other symptoms that you may be experiencing.

Most patients who experience difficulty with head, neck, and facial pain are worried that something unusual has occurred, especially after they receive dental care. Although nothing can be omitted, we will explain why you may:

  • Not be getting properly numbed during your dental procedures
  • Experience unusual swelling, pain, and long recovery after dental procedures
  • Be experiencing headaches and migraines
  • Have pain with your jaw joint, ears, sinuses, and eyes
  • Be feeling stiff neck and shoulders
  • Continue to feel jaw and tooth pain when your doctor cannot find anything wrong

Who experiences pain?

head and neck painAnyone can. 40% of all "Healthy" individuals suffer from facial pain and headaches. Headache sufferers can be any age, from teens to seniors. The largest group of sufferers is women.

Although the reasons are unclear, researchers have found that women are 4 times more likely to suffer from Craniofacial Pain and it's effects than men are. There are 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches. Pain can also result from trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Many times, pain does not develop for months or even years after the accident. Unfortunately, the majority of these people keep receiving inadequate care for their problem.

Have any of these symptoms started to affect your life?

  • Headaches/Migraines, Neck, Shoulders or Back Pain
  • Jaw Clicking, Popping, or Grating
  • Pain in the Sinuses or Behind the Eyes
  • Difficulty Eating
  • Ear Pain, Ringing Ears, or Hearing Loss
  • Dizziness and light-headedness