If you suffer from chronic facial or neck pain, you may suffer from TMJ disorder, also known as Temporomandibular Disorder. This disorder affects millions of Americans, and there is something you can do to relieve your symptoms.
The temporomandibular joints connect your lower jawbones to your skull, and these joins are used whenever you speak, chew, swallow, or yawn. So if you have pain in these joints, it can cause a great deal of discomfort.
Symptoms of TMD include:
- Pain in your jaw area
- Ringing or stuffiness in your ears
- Muscle spasms in your jaw
- Locked jaw
- Limited opening of the mouth
- Frequent headaches and neck pain
- Change in the alignment of your top and bottom teeth
- Clicking when you move your jaw
Should you suffer from any of these symptoms, call Dr. Paschen's office today to make an appointment to discuss these issues. He will help you determine if you actually have TMD and what you can do to relieve these symptoms.