A 27-year-old female asked:
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can having tmj for 10 years cause head pains that worsen when you turn your head and when you press on spots on scalp? as well as facial pain?

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Dr. Sean Drower
23 years experience Dentistry
Yes "Trigger points": The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint / tmj) consists of two bones braced by muscles in a rotating and sliding hinge relationship. Pain in the muscles that support this joint, the teeth, or the joint itself, as well as referred pain can all occur. Myofascial trigger point pain is treated by a health team consisting of possibly a chiropractor, pt, and a dentist trained in orofacial pain therapy.
Answered on Apr 18, 2016
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