There’s no question headaches are the most common ailment affecting all generations. According to the National Headache Foundation, only migraines affect about 28 million Americans.
But, headaches can be triggered by various factors, from a common cold to PMS. Knowing the cause of your headache can help you deal with the condition much more easily.
Types of Headaches
The most common contributors to headaches include vascular problems (high blood pressure, toxic overload, etc.), muscle contractions (tension, stress, etc) and inflammation (infection).
1. TMJ Headache
A TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) headache occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and lower facial muscles. Common triggers include teeth grinding or clenching, tension in the jaw, dislocation of the jaw joint and arthritis. Although this pain originates in the jaw, it can spread upwards towards the cheeks, temples and ears or downwards to the neck and shoulder.