Temporomandibular Joint Headaches or Disorders (TMJ or TMD)
If you have ever opened your mouth only to experience a clicking sensation, you might have the condition known as TMJ. Though this is a condition, it is greatly affiliated with headaches that affect the cheeks, temples, shoulders, the neck, and even the ears. Often caused by grinding the teeth throughout the day or night or by simply containing a jaw abnormality, these headaches are as common as they are diagnosed and treated.
Typically, professionals will recommend wearing a mouthguard when you sleep and to be mindful of any teeth clenching throughout the day. However, TMJ headaches are most often the cause of stress, so partaking in activities that reduce your overall stress level, like yoga, routine stretching, and walking, is essential.