SAO PAULO: People experiencing migraines are thrice as more likely to suffer from severe jawbone disorder, according to a study.

The findings showed that temporomandibular disorder (TMD) — affecting the jaw joint — will not directly result in a migraine. Yet, the TMD may get worse one’s migraine attacks for both intensity and rate of recurrence, the analysts said.

A migraine is a neurological disease with multifactorial causes.

Earlier studies have indicated a migraine associated with pain in the chewing muscles somehow.



The temporomandibular joint acts just like a sliding hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull, thus, the disorder’s medical indications include difficulty in chewing and joint tension.

Central sensitization might clarify the association between the frequency of migraine attacks and the severity of TMD, Florencio said.

“The repetition of migraine episodes may increase the level of sensitivity to pain,” she said.



For the study, published in the Journal of Physiological and Manipulative Therapeutics, the team assessed women in their early to mid-30s who had a chronic migraine or an episodic migraine or without a history of a migraine.

Symptoms and signs of TMD seen in 54 percent of the control participants without a migraine, 80 percent of individuals with an episodic migraine and 100 percent of these with a chronic migraine.

As the social people who have problems with a migraine predisposed to have TMD, people who have TMD will not have a migraine necessarily, the research workers said.


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