Causes of secondary headache

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Causes of secondary headache

Causes of secondary headache

Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction, can be a cause of secondary headache. Secondary headaches result from underlying disorders that produce pain as a symptom. The TMJ may become painful and dysfunctional as a result of incorrect alignment of teeth and jaws. In severe cases, the TMJ may require surgical correction.

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Review Date: 12/26/2011

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