We Treat TMJ Disorder After Auto Accidents
Painlessly moving one’s jaw to speak, eat, or smile is a luxury that many people may take for granted. Talking and chewing are activities that do not warrant a second thought in most cases. But for individuals who have been involved in an auto accident, such mundane tasks can be painful or even difficult. Injuries sustained in car crashes may lead to the development of temporomandibular joint disorder, or simply TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joint acts as a hinge for your jaw, connecting it to the temporal bones in front of each ear. When it works properly, moving your jaw is free and painless. But for sufferers of TMJ disorder, that is not the case. At Boston Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center, we can address the symptoms of your TMJ disorder to restore normalcy to your life. Call our team today to learn more about how we can help you.
Auto Accidents Are Leading Causes of TMJ Disorder
Studies have shown that one-third of individuals who experience whiplash trauma are at risk of developing delayed TMJ symptoms. Whiplash trauma occurs when the impact of your automobile striking or being struck by another vehicle causes your head to thrust forward and backward quickly. Injuries related to whiplash trauma can result in TMJ pain, dysfunction, or both. TMJ disorders can cause muscle complications, arthritis, and joint or disc displacement. Symptoms include:
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Difficulty opening and closing one’s mouth
- Difficulty or pain while chewing
- Facial pain
- Pain around one’s ear
- Teeth clenching
- Clicking sounds during jaw movement
Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Your TMJ Disorder Symptoms
TMJ disorder is common among auto accident victims, and the pain can be excruciating. But chiropractic care can help. Our chiropractors will manipulate your muscles and soft tissues to relieve pain and ensure proper placement of the TMJ and its discs. Regular adjustments at Boston Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center can help you feel like yourself again. We will also focus on the jaw itself to help facilitate free movement and enable you to chew your favorite foods, laugh freely at a funny joke, and hold conversations long into the night.
Contact Us Today for Expert TMJ Disorder Treatment
Jaw pain and dysfunction associated with TMJ disorder may significantly impact how you eat and communicate, but it is not an uncommon condition following auto accidents. As a result, our team of specialists knows how to diagnose and treat the condition using proven techniques at our state-of-the-art facility in Boston, MA.