There are several triggers for a migraine ranging from genetics to the food you consume. Migraines are consistent with unilateral throbbing pain and can last as long as 72 hours. Accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea, and sometimes aura (sensation of twinkling lights or objects), migraines occur when the trigeminal nerve becomes irritated causing a chemical release of throbbing pain. Neck and jaw pain are often triggers for migraine because the trigeminal nerve also supplies the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and jaw muscles. Women are more likely to have migraines than men, in fact, 3 times more likely. Migraine triggers can include alcohol (red wine), caffeine, weather changes, stress, and depression.
At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell is one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating head pain. Dr. Stan Farrell is Board Certified and a member of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best choices for your migraine headache treatment. If you or someone you know is experiencing the signs and symptoms of headache and or migraines, please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us online at www.az-tmj.com