Category Archives: Headaches

Headache and Jaw Pain

Headache and Jaw Pain: The TMJ Connection.

Headaches are one of the most common health problems in the world. The problem crosses age, race, geographic and economic lines.  Jaw pain, while less common, affects a large volume…

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TMJ Migraine or Tension Headaches

Headaches are the most common health complaint in the world and the most common cause of medication overuse. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders — characterized as…

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Investigating TMD Symptoms: Nighttime Headaches

A headache at any time can be a real source of discomfort and stress. But nighttime headaches exacerbate tiredness and stress after a long day—all you want to do is…

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Investigating TMD Symptoms: Jaw Muscle Stiffness

There can be many causes of jaw pain and stiffness. A stressful situation can make you clench your teeth and jaws so tightly that you feel some residual soreness and…

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How Do Neuromuscular Dentists Diagnose Me?

Anyone who has had temporomandibular joint issues knows the pain and myriad symptoms it can cause. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are those that relate to the muscles…

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How to Treat Teeth Grinding

As you may have heard, teeth grinding in your sleep can be highly annoying to anyone who has to share a room or a bed with you. But more importantly,…

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What’s The Difference Between A Headache And A Migraine?

Dr. Greg McPherson, a specially-trained neuromuscular dentist, explains the difference between headaches and migraines to KTVI Fox2 Now in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more about the pain alleviating benefits of neuromuscular dentistry…

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Tension Headaches – there has to be help!

Cindy came in the office complaining “It’s happening again. Seems like every day at 2:30 or 3:00, the headaches start.” She described a dull and thick sensation at the temples and then…

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