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TMJ Disorder

A condition of the TMJ characterized by facial pain, restricted ability to open or move the jaw, popping or clicking noises, pain in the joint., and headaches; can be caused by malocclusion of the teeth

Question: TMJ Disorder? Its well know that TMJ disorder can cause pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm. But couldn't cause pain in the lower back and the legs along with the other symptoms ?

Answer: I have not heard of any instances of TMJ disorders cause pain down to your arm but I guess it is possible. Figure that your jaw can cause neck pain. We then hold our neck in positions to try to alleviate the pain which can then put our neck out of alignment. When our neck goes out of alignment this can cause our spine to adjust accordingly so that it corrects for a level line of vision. Your lower back spine will curve for this adjustment and can then cause pain in your hips and legs. Think of it like this. When you spine is straight nothing is getting "pinched" or compressed which causes the pain. I was never a believer in chiropractic care because of my fear of the adjustments. Earlier this year I had my first back trouble resulting in spasms. I went to see a chiropractor because the pain was unbearable. She took x-rays of my entire spine with view from front and side. You could see the curving of the spine in my lower back and neck. I went for adjustments a couple of times a week for a couple of weeks then down to 1 time per week for a couple of weeks until it was corrected. I haven't had to go back but now know that it may be something I will need to do again once the small pains start. If you are in pain, it may be something to check out. good luck

 


TMJ Disorder Related Products and News

Gladstone Doctors Have Advanced Training in TMJ Syndrome Therapy

DigitalJournal.com
Gladstone, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/13/2014 -- About 60 million people in this country alone suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJS). If an individual has headaches and/or migraine headaches, clicking in the jaw, neck pain or if the ...
 

Santa Clara Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is Now Offering Treatments for TMJ Disorders

PR Web (press release)
Santa Clara dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is now offering treatments for patients with TMJ disorders. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. Problems with the bone, joint, or muscles in the area can lead to TMJ ...
 

David Gergen Announces New President & Vice President of American Sleep ...

DigitalJournal.com
Dr. Robert L. Talley, DDS founded Craniofacial Pain, TMJ and Sleep in Norman, Oklahoma in 1971. For over 40 years, Dr. Talley has focused specifically on craniofacial pain, TMJ disorders and sleep disorders. He founded the American Academy of ...
 

It's never too late to beautify your smile

Times Herald-Record
Plaque can build up between crooked teeth causing decay and gum disease, gapped-teeth can lead to periodontal problems, and a misaligned bite can trigger jaw and joint pain, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The average price for braces or ...
 

Highland Park, IL: Innovative Treatment Protocols for Fast Relief of TMJ (TMD ...

DigitalJournal.com
CHICAGO, IL, October 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Patients who are living with TMJ disorders, TMD and Chronic Tension Headaches, Sinus Pain or Migraines want relief now. http://www.ThinkBetterLife.com is the new website dedicated to patients ...
 

Owatonna Physical Therapists: How Physical Therapy Can Stop Your Jaw Pain

Southernminn.com
Have you ever had a sore jaw after waking in the morning or after chewing a steak? Sometimes the pain can be so extreme that you can hardly open your mouth to eat. You may have temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). The temporomandibular ...
 

TMJ/Sleep Dentist Has New Tools on His Website to Promote TMJ and Sleep ...

Midland Daily News
The first form is an interactive TMJ Symptom Checklist and will tell the user the likelihood of having a TMJ problem. The second form is a two-part interactive Sleep Disorder Test that has a symptom checker as well as the utilization of the well-known ...
 

Edmonton Sun

University of Alberta School of Dentistry using Botox
Edmonton Sun
 

Court of Appeals affirms award of damages for employer's FMLA violation

Lexology (registration)
Tina Wallace worked for FedEx Corporation for 21 years. Wallace suffered from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) which resulted in severe headaches, facial pain, chest pains, significant weight loss, and sleeping problems. In July 2007, Wallace ...
 

StarBrite Dental Now Offers Botox Treatment

E-Dental.com
Additionally, Botox can be used by dentists to address other problems, such as bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) and facial pain. Dr. Lokhandwala and the team at Starbrite Dental provide Botox ...