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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

Medgadget.com

TMJ Next Generation Device FDA Approved for Temporomandibular Joint ...
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TMJ Health LLC? Announces New FDA Cleared Treatment for TMJD ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TMJ Health, LLC, today announced that TMJ NextGeneration?, a first-of-its-kind, FDA cleared medical device that is a safe and effective aid in reducing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) ...
 

Today's Medical Developments

FDA cleared treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders
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Fountain of Life Reveals Case Study On Treatment of TMJ Disorder Which Cures ...

Free Press Release Center (press release)
Since August of 2004, a new and improved treatment for Temporomandibular joint problems has been restoring TMJ patients to normal in 6 months. The new treatment moves the disk to back into its correct position by correcting the position of the temporal ...
 

FDA clears TMJ NextGeneration device

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Article Thumbnail Image August 21, 2014 -- TMJ Health has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its TMJ NextGeneration device for reducing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) pain.
 

Sarasota Dentist Treats Teeth Grinding and Clenching

GlobeNewswire (press release)
He adds that teeth clenching and grinding can be a major factor in another chronic condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMJ or TMD. "Bruxism can also cause some significant complications such as erosion of the tooth enamel ...
 

Top NYC Dentist / TMJ Specialist, Dr. Michael Gelb, Announces 2000 Invisalign ...

DigitalJournal.com
The Gelb Center, headquartered on the Upper East Side in NYC, is internationally recognized as a best in class dental center for treatments for TMJ, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, dentofacial orthodontics, craniofacial orthodontics, myofuctional ...
 

Over the Mountain Journal

Hoover's Bill Pearson Is Finalist for National Award
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Daily Digest

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Dr. Jerome Crayle Introduces Smile Makeover Procedure for Local Patients

DigitalJournal.com
In addition to the general dentistry and smile makeover procedures Dr. Crayle offers, he is also a highly trained TMJ dentist. With this training, he is able to help patients who experience jaw or facial pain as a result of TMD disorder. Dr. Crayle is ...