BACKGROUND: Headache is a common symptom, that can be extremely disabling, affecting 26 million of patients only in Italy. ICHD-II has reported two categories: "primary headaches" and "secondary headaches". Temporomandibular joint disorders can lead to a secondary headaches. AIM: We want to evaluate the prevalence and clinical features of headache among a series of patients having temporomandibular joint disorders and we illustrate the evolution of headache following medical treatament of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study carried out on chart review of 426 consecutive patients with various degrees of temporomandibular disorders and treated with medical devices from 2007 to 2011. RESULTS: Headache was reported by 73 patients (17.14%). Headache was observed in 36 of 51 patients with lock and in 32 out of 130 patients with mandibular deflections (Table I). The remaining 5 patients with headache had articular noise. CONCLUSIONS: Headache is not a rare finding in a population with temporomandibular dysfunctions and is more often a tension-type rather than trigeminal headache. Headache, TMJ disorders, Trigeminal pain, Mandibular deflections.

Ungari, C., Quarato, D., Gennaro, P., Riccardi, E., Agrillo, A., Mitro, V., et al. (2012). A retrospective analysis of the headache associated with temporomandibular joint disorder. EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 16(13), 1878-1881.

A retrospective analysis of the headache associated with temporomandibular joint disorder

GENNARO, PAOLO;CASCINO, FLAVIA;
2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Headache is a common symptom, that can be extremely disabling, affecting 26 million of patients only in Italy. ICHD-II has reported two categories: "primary headaches" and "secondary headaches". Temporomandibular joint disorders can lead to a secondary headaches. AIM: We want to evaluate the prevalence and clinical features of headache among a series of patients having temporomandibular joint disorders and we illustrate the evolution of headache following medical treatament of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study carried out on chart review of 426 consecutive patients with various degrees of temporomandibular disorders and treated with medical devices from 2007 to 2011. RESULTS: Headache was reported by 73 patients (17.14%). Headache was observed in 36 of 51 patients with lock and in 32 out of 130 patients with mandibular deflections (Table I). The remaining 5 patients with headache had articular noise. CONCLUSIONS: Headache is not a rare finding in a population with temporomandibular dysfunctions and is more often a tension-type rather than trigeminal headache. Headache, TMJ disorders, Trigeminal pain, Mandibular deflections.
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