Want a solution for migraine? Visit your doctor to check for jawbone disorders that worsens the pain
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 25-Sep-2017
New Delhi, September 25: Don’t worry; we have got your back. If you suffer from chronic migraine then we have a solution for it. According to a research, chronic migraine is mostly likely to occur in people who have severe jawbone disorder. The findings to the study indicate temporomandibular disorder affecting the jawbone may directly not affect the migraine problem but could worsen it even more.
New research has found a link between chronic migraines and a common jaw condition called temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and scientists think the disorder could increase the severity and frequency of migraine attacks. “Our study shows that patients with chronic migraine, meaning attacks occurring on more than 15 days per month, are three times as likely to report more severe symptoms of TMD than patients with episodic migraine,” said Lidiane Florencio, researcher at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil. Symptoms falling under the TMD umbrella include joint pain, reduced jaw movement, clicking or popping of the joint, and also muscle pain and fatigue, extending as far as the neck. “The repetition of migraine attacks may increase sensitivity to pain,” she said. For the study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the team assessed women in their early to mid-30s who had either chronic migraine or episodic migraine or with no history of migraine. Signs and symptoms of TMD were observed in 54 per cent of the control participants without migraine, 80% of participants with episodic migraine and 100 per cent of those with chronic migraine. While the people who suffer from migraine are predisposed to have TMD, those with TMD will not necessarily have migraine, the researchers said.