Tallahassee, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury
Jaw pain is a fairly common problem experienced by many people after a car accident, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to identify the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.
Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.
For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this very often in our Tallahassee, FL office.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury
Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will work to return your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.
Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.
If you reside in Tallahassee, FL and you've been hurt in a crash, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1996, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or consultation.
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