Temporo-mandibular disorders are an important comorbidity of migraine and may be clinically difficult to distinguish them from tension-type headache

Ariovaldo Alberto da Silva Júnior, Karina Viana Brandão, Bruno Engler Faleiros, Rafael Mattos Tavares, Rodrigo Pinto Lara, Eduardo Januzzi, Anísio Bueno de Carvalho, Eliane Maria Duarte de Carvalho, João Bosco Lima Gomes, Frederico Mota Gonçalves Leite, Betania Mara Franco Alves, Rodrigo Santiago Gómez, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Abstract

Clinical differentiation between the primary headaches and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be challenging. Objectives: To investigate the relationship between TMD and primary headaches by conducting face to face assessments in patients from an orofacial pain clinic and a headache tertiary center. Method: Sample consists of 289 individuals consecutively identified at a headache center and 78 individuals seen in an orofacial pain clinic because of symptoms suggestive of TMD. Results: Migraine was diagnosed in 79.8% of headache sufferers, in headache tertiary center, and 25.6% of those in orofacial pain clinic (p<0.001). Tension-type headache was present in 20.4% and 46.1%, while the TMD painful occurred in 48.1% and 70.5% respectively (p<0.001). Conclusion: TMD is an important comorbidity of migraine and difficult to distinguish clinically from tension-type headache, and this headache was more frequent in the dental center than at the medical center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Migraine
  • Primary headache
  • Temporomandibular disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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