Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as recurring headaches. In some of these cases, the pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or (TMD). Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the connection from your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints are constantly working throughout the day helping perform functions such as: speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning. When pain occurs in and around these joints it can be very unpleasant and sometimes even restrict movement.
- Pain in the jaw area
- Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
- Frequent headaches or neck aches
- Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
- Swelling on the sides of the face
- Muscle spasms in the jaw area
- A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
- Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms and have questions please feel free to call our office and a member of our knowledgable team will be able to further assist you.