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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Muscle contraction headache

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Muscle contraction headache includes:

  • Degenerative arthritis of the neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) - problems with biting and the jaw.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Muscle contraction headache:

More serious problems that can cause muscle-contraction headaches include degenerative arthritis of the neck and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. TMD is a disorder of the joint between the temporal bone (above the ear) and the mandible or lower jaw bone. The disorder results from poor bite and jaw clenching. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Muscle contraction headache, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Muscle contraction headache. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Muscle contraction headache. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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