Teeth can cause neck pain and headaches when you have a problem with your occlusion and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your occlusion is how your teeth touch when your jaws close together. Your TMJ is the joint attaching the jaw to the skull. It is used constantly for speaking, chewing, swallowing and coughing too name a few.
Bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth) occurs more when a person is “mentally active” due to emotional stress or they simply have a hectic lifestyle. Bruxism can cause headaches, neck aches, painful temporomandibular (jaw) joints and painful chipped or worn teeth.
These symptoms can be treated by: fixing the occlusion – the way and position in which your teeth meet; decreasing stress in your life; treating painful muscles and joints with physiotherapy or chiropractic methods; and prolotherapy
If you are suffering any of the above listed symptoms and have not being able to diagnose the cause, contact our experienced team for a consultation.