Many tend to associate headaches with lack of water, the weather, stress, diet, or inadequate sleep. However, there are cases where your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) might be the cause.
TMJ is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It acts as a sliding hinge, with one joint on each side of the jaw. Due to this sliding motion, TMJ can be a little more complicated than other joints within your body.
TMJ disorders, also referred to as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), can cause pain in the jaw. Plus, they also create discomfort in the surrounding muscle that helps with jaw movement. When this happens, several symptoms can arise, which include headaches.