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Chiropractic Care Can Ease Jaw Pain Related to TMJ After Auto Injury

TMJ Pain Relief with Chiropractic Therapy After Car Crash in Charlotte, NC

Jaw pain is a fairly common problem experienced by people after a car accident, and it can be confusing for some physicians to find the source of the issue. Complicating the matter, very often you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after a crash.

ChiroWerx has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a auto collision, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly 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 prickling 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 car accident are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. ChiroWerx sees this very frequently in our Charlotte, NC office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Lessens TMJ Pain After Car Crash

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to resolving these symptoms is simple: ChiroWerx 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.

ChiroWerx has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Charlotte, NC and you've been hurt in a crash, ChiroWerx can help. We've been working with auto injury patients for many years and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (980) 201-9484 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

May 03, 2024
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