Phoenix, Mesa, AZ TMJ Pain and Auto Injury
Jaw pain is a fairly typical problem reported by people after a car wreck, and it can be confusing for some doctors to identify the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after a crash.
Clinica Real has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what produces these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. 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 issues in other parts of your body.
For instance, 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 tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Clinica Real sees this very frequently in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office.
Research Proves Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury
Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ symptoms begins in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Clinica Real will work to return your spine back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.
Clinica Real finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.
If you live in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ and you've been hurt in a crash, Clinica Real can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1986, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (602) 222-9595 for an appointment or consultation.
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