Conflicts of Interest: None
Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, and Headaches
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012
© 2012 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Special Issue: Proceedings of the Inaugural Southern Headache Society Meeting
Volume 52, Issue Supplement s1, pages 22–25, May 2012
How to Cite
Bender, S. D. (2012), Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, and Headaches. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 52: 22–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02134.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2012
- Accepted for publication February 20, 2012.
- temporomandibular joint;
- facial pain;
Headaches and facial pain are common in the general population. In many cases, facial pain can be resultant from temporomandibular joint disorders. Studies have identified an association between headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders suggesting the possibility of shared pathophysiologic mechanisms of these 2 maladies. The aim of this paper is to elucidate potential commonalities of these disorders and to provide a brief overview of an examination protocol that may benefit the headache clinician in daily practice.