A “bad bite” or what is technically referred to as malocclusion may contribute to TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). In other words, when your teeth are misaligned they may put an added strain on the head and neck muscles, joints and teeth. When your muscles are overloaded, they compensate by constantly contracting. These contractions lead to muscle spasm, pain, soreness. This can result in a headache, jaw pain, or pounding/crushing pain. This can also lead to neck and back issues, as your body tries to compensate.
By evaluating you from your feet to your head, we’ll do our best to determine the cause of your symptoms and treat your pain accordingly, or work with the right healthcare providers to get you the best results possible. Headaches and jaw pain can be something simple, or something complex. Understanding the cause can help determine this.