Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 359–364

How to Investigate and Treat: Migraine in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders

  • Daniela A. G. Gonçalves
  • Cinara M. Camparis
  • Ana Lucia Franco
  • Giovana Fernandes
  • José G. Speciali
  • Marcelo E. Bigal
Uncommon Headache Syndromes (ME Bigal, Section editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-012-0268-9

Cite this article as:
Gonçalves, D.A.G., Camparis, C.M., Franco, A.L. et al. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2012) 16: 359. doi:10.1007/s11916-012-0268-9

Abstract

Migraine and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are highly prevalent conditions that frequently coexist in the same patient. The relationship between migraine and TMD is complex. Migraineurs often have pain in the TMD area; TMD sufferers, in turn, often experience headaches in addition to the pain in the jaw. Finally, migraine and TMD are comorbid, and the final phenotype of patients with the comorbidity may represent the aggregated contribution of both. Herein we briefly discuss the clinical commonalities of migraine and TMD, and the differential diagnosis of these conditions with other causes of facial pain. We close by presenting our experience in the treatment of patients with the comorbidity.

Keywords

Migraine Temporomandibular disorders Headache secondary to temporomandibular disorders Comorbidity 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela A. G. Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Cinara M. Camparis
    • 1
  • Ana Lucia Franco
    • 1
  • Giovana Fernandes
    • 1
  • José G. Speciali
    • 2
  • Marcelo E. Bigal
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Departamento de Materiais Dentários e PróteseUNESP - Univ Estadual PaulistaAraraquaraBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine of Ribeirão PretoUniversity of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil
  3. 3.Office of the Chief Medical OfficerMerck & Co.North WalesUSA

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