TMJ / TMD and Face Pain2018-04-09T22:54:49-07:00

Do You Or Your Dentist Think You Have TMJ?

TMJ / TMD and Face Pain Facts You Should Know

TMJ / TMD and Face pain is:

  • Common.  Over 15 percent of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches.

  • Often associated with jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint.

  • Ageless.  It can affect from toddlers to seniors although is most commonly found in ages 20 and up.

Here Are Some Causes Of TMJ / TMD / Face Pain

Genetics

Arthritis

Jaw Injury

Stress

Chronic Teeth Grinding

Connective Tissue Diseases

How To Test For TMJ / TMD / Face Pain

It’s important to understand before starting a chronic neck pain treatment you should have a medical evaluation.

During the medical evaluation your doctor will typically evaluate your chronic neck pain condition with one or more of the following testing procedures:

Physical Exam:

While opening your jaw slightly, place a finger over the joint in front of your ear, and then open wide until you can feel the joint move. If you feel the joint click or if it’s tender when you press, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

 

X-rays:

An x-ray allows the doctor to see your bones, joints and any possible degenerative lesions in the spine. It does not allow him to evaluate the soft tissue such as muscles and ligaments.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

An MRI is a common test used to evaluate the soft tissues in the body, especially the spine’s discs, joints, nerves and bones.  The test is prescribed in a weight bearing mode to better evaluate the interverbal disc spaces.

Cat Scan (CT):

This test used when the doctor suspects problems with your bones or when you are unable to obtain an MRI.

Bone Scan:

This test injects a small radioactive tracer into a vein in the arm that is “tagged” to a calcium like material. It takes about 4 hours and has no known side effects. It is typically only conducted to confirm the doctor’s diagnosis of specific bone conditions.

TMJ / TMD and Face Pain are serious and should not be ignored. Pain can increase over time and become more difficult to treat without effective treatment.

Our Miami Back & Neck Pain Center specialists have effectively treated thousands of patients for TMJ /TMD and Face pain without turning to injections, drugs, or surgery.

TMJ / TMD / Face Pain Treatment

If you are suffering with chronic TMJ / TMD or Face pain there are two things you can do today to begin the process of obtaining quick and lasting relief through the combination of spinal decompression and our Neck and Back Rejuvenation System:

  1. Schedule a no obligation consultation to determine if our Neck and Back Rejuvenation System is best for you. 305-912-9072
  2. Enter your name and email into the form on this website to receive your FREE PATIENT’S GUIDE on How To Get Lasting Relief From Neck Pain Without The Use Of Drugs, Injections or Surgery.

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