A painful jaw can make life miserable. It’s easy to understand why when you realize that problems with the jaw joint can make it difficult to do things as simple as speak and eat. Discovering the cause of one’s jaw pain is a necessary step to finding a solution. It can be tricky, however, because the pain is often felt elsewhere in the body; this is known as “referred pain” or “projection.” In such situations, you might be misled to try and treat the area where you are physically feeling the pain. Unfortunately, this won’t yield the desired results since the wrong area is being targeted for treatment.
Let’s start by taking a closer look at some of the possible causes of jaw pain. The following post describes them in detail:
Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
As there are so many potential causes to jaw pain, correct diagnosis is vital. Doctors need to identify the exact cause in order to provide the best course of pain-relieving treatments…
There are several possible causes of jaw pain and these may be related to physical injury, nerve problems, or blood vessel problems.
The most commonly reported cause of jaw pain is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The condition affects up to 12 percent of people. Nearly 5 percent seek medical treatment due to the severity of the problem. Women of childbearing age are most commonly affected by TMJ. Read more at Medical News Today…
So, as you see, some people experience jaw pain due to osteoarthritis, while others have it due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other issues.
As mentioned it’s possible that the jaw can be the source of pain that’s felt elsewhere in the body. Check out the following post for more details:
Chronic Neck & Shoulder Pains? Check Your Jaw Right Away
“I never knew there was so much about the jaw other than for chewing food!”
That was what a client said to me when I explained to him how the jaw affects the body.
Most people would pretty much hold the same view. After all, it is not something that you jaw about all the time.
Bad puns aside, what did I share with my client?
Disclaimer: The following may get technical, but the devil is usually in the details, isn’t he? I will try to break it down as much as I can. Read more at Genesis Gym…
When your jaw is healthy, it means that many other functions in your body will be in good condition as well, including your breathing and posture.
One of the common causes of jaw pain is a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull and is responsible for movement. A disorder on the TMJ can bring a host of complications. The good news is that there are several ways to deal with TMJ, as described in the following post:
Jaw Bone Stem Cells May Offer Relief for Sufferers of Painful Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular joint or more commonly referred to as TMJ, is a condition that many suffer from on a global scale. A recent study found out that approximately 10 million people, women being a majority in the US are victims to this disorder.
So what is the temporomandibular joint?
The joint that links your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are located right in front of your ear, is known as your temporomandibular joint. It acts like an axis that allows movements of your jaw that enables you to speak, chew and yawn.
If you are having trouble with your jaw and the controlling muscles in your face, it is called temporomandibular disorders or TMD. The cause of this disorder is not clearly known or defined. Probable symptoms of TMD, which dentists believe could actually be a result of issues in the jaw muscles or with the parts of the joint itself. Read more at Cord Life…
If your search for a permanent treatment for your jaw pain has been fruitless, it’s time for you to contact Charlotte Headache Center. Dr. Robert Harrell offers a specific treatment protocol for addressing the TMJ and the surrounding muscles, restoring them to proper function and eliminating your pain in the process.
All you need to do is come in for an evaluation exam. In 20 minutes, Dr. Harrell can tell you whether you’re a candidate for our cutting-edge, FDA approved treatment. If you are, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan that will have you pain free in no time. To schedule your evaluation appointment, call us at 704-540-5850 or use the contact form on the website.