Could Your Unexplained Muscle Pain Be Caused By TMJ Disorder?
Solon OH Dentist, Holistic Dentist, TMJ Disorder, TMJ treatment
Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Does your face sometimes ache or throb? Is your jaw sore, or does it making clicking or popping sounds? Do you have a burning or gnawing muscle pain in your neck or back, but you don’t recall any specific injury that would cause it?
If this sounds like a familiar story, it’s important to note that these symptoms may not be as unrelated as you think. In fact, they may all originate from a TMJ disorder caused by a misaligned bite.
What is a misaligned bite and how can it cause all these symptoms?
A misaligned bite occurs when your teeth do not properly close together. Whether it is caused by genetics, trauma or accidental injury, it interferes with the normal functioning of your jaw.
This dysfunctional movement when you eat, chew or talk places extraordinary pressure on the jaw joints and surrounding muscles. The connected soft tissue and muscles are affected and this can cause widespread pain and muscles spasms.
Because our body is a system that operators in cooperation with all of its parts, we have to treat it holistically. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a problem in your mouth could be causing pain elsewhere, but it’s more common than you think.
What treatment options are available?
GOODHEALTH.dental can help you relieve your pain and correct your misaligned bite. We use a variety of modern, holistic TMJ treatments including the use of:
- Facial EMG, 3D Jaw Tracking and Joint Sonography designed to help us determine the precise point of your jaw misalignment
- Muscle relaxation therapy which is extremely effective in reducing the tension, spasms and pain.
- Custom-fitted dental orthotics that help to move your jaw into its natural alignment
- Restorative dentistry using dental crowns, bridges, implants and orthodontic treatments to correct the dental issues causing the misaligned bite
Where can I learn more about TMJ Disorder Treatment in Solon, OH?
Please visit our site dedicated to education about and treatment of Neuromuscular (TMJ) Disorder at TMJCleveland.com.
You can also complete our TMJ Disorder Questionnaire to get the ball rolling. We will review your responses, and start a conversation with you.
Start getting to the bottom of the issue – DO OUR QUESTIONNAIRE HERE.
Are you ready to come in and chat with us about your symptoms? Would you like to discuss possible treatment methods for your pain and discomfort? Please call us or make an appointment today. Don’t live in pain and discomfort longer than you have to.
GOODHEALTH.dental is here to help!