The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) just in front of the ear. Problems in this area can cause a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems biting, jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite. It can also lead to headaches and other pain conditions.
What Treatments for TMJ Pain Does Pain Stop Clinic – North Phoenix Offer?
We offer a series of treatments that can effectively reduce and/or eliminate your pain. Our team of medical doctors, chiropractors and therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition. Treatment plans can include:
What Are The Symptoms of TMJ Pain?
TMJ pain can affect one or both sides of your face, and the pain can be temporary or last several years. Most common symptoms include:
- Pain in the jaw, face, neck and shoulders or around the ear when you speak, chew or open your mouth
- Jaws getting locked in open or closed mouth position
- Popping, clicking or grinding sound when you chew, open or close your mouth
- Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
- A tired feeling in your face
What Causes TMJ Pain?
Often times TMJ pain is caused by jaw injuries and arthritis. The pain occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint or the facial muscles that are in charge of chewing and moving the jaw. Some of the most common causes of TMJ pain include opening the jaw too wide, grinding the teeth, bad bite and muscle tightness.
Watch the video below to learn more about each of these causes:
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
Request a free consultation by calling (602) 482-2282 or simply fill out the form on the side of this page. We can use our natural or alternative therapies to help you attain the best results.
Contact our clinic to request a free consultation and start getting pain relief today!