Symptoms or warning signs your headache may be from TMJ Disorder:
Some patients are often diagnosed with migraines and typically prescribed meds which many times offer brief or little relief. Often physicians can’t find anything wrong, even after taking MRIs and CT scans. Also, many patients seek out ENT due to ear pressure/ache with no clinical sign of infection being present. With TMJ Disorder, the headaches and muscle aches are secondary to the disorder in the joint, and if properly treated, the TMD headaches and muscle pain can improve greatly, and in many cases, disappear. Current popular treatment modalities like botox, trigger point injections, and muscle relaxers only treat the symptoms of TMD, not the etiology or source of the pain.
Even the slightest misalignment of your TMJ can cause muscular distress that leads to headaches and other symptoms.