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What Do a Brain Freeze and a Migraine Have in Common?

Have you ever wondered how a migraine can put a halt to your entire day? Just imagine having a constant brain freeze.

According to, researchers say that brain freezes can give us an insight into the causes and forms of migraines.

“Many of the classical symptoms of a migraine (vision problems, throbbing pain, etc.) may come from similar sources. So if you’ve never had a migraine, you might just be able to sympathize by imagining a 4-hour ice cream headache.”

As a dentist providing TMJ services in Muncie, this new take on migraines is interesting and informative for Dr. Pyle.

“The only upside of migraines is that, unlike when you get brain freeze, you at least don’t have to blame yourself for the pain.”

The pain associated with a migraine is usually one of the many common symptoms of TMJ disorder, which is the misalignment of your temporomandibular joint on each side of your skull. This could result many painful symptoms including:

  • Migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Teeth grinding
  • Muscle discomforts
  • Tingling in the fingertips

Despite these painful symptoms, Dr. Pyle can put your jaw and bite back into harmony to relieve the pain. Our extensive TMJ training with modern and advanced computerized diagnostic tools gives Dr. Pyle and our team a leading advantage in treating TMD. We implement the following tools for TMJ needs:

  • Joint Vibration Analysis
  • Jaw Tracker
  • T-Scan
  • TMJ Guards

Of course, you don’t need Dr. Pyle to help with brain freeze. Just press your tongue against the back roof of the mouth or drink hot liquids.

Do you have any other methods of relieving the agony associated with brain freeze? Share your thoughts with us!

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