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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

 


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Dr. Kevin Flood Offers Solutions for Patients with Head and Neck Pain

DigitalJournal.com
TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a condition that affects the muscles and joints in the jaw, face, head, and neck. Those who suffer with TMD often experience jaw pain, tension headaches, clicking or locking of ...
 

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

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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 ...
 

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Other researchers are studying the potential effects of MSG on conditions like migraine, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ), obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently found an ...
 

Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!

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Shortly after the promotion Wallace suffered from temporomandibular joint disorder (?TMJ?). She suffered with severe headaches, facial pain, chest pain and significant weight loss. Wallace did not inform Phillips of her medical condition. Wallace ...
 

Local woman named to national board

Dayton Daily News
Her husband, Dr. John Mitakides, has focused his Beavercreek dental practice on TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder) and craniofacial pain treatment for more than 40 years. He has specialized knowledge of EDS since the vast majority of his patients ...
 

Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather? There's New Help at the Dentist

Huffington Post
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Kansas.com
Tinnitus can result from damage to sound-transmitting hairs in your inner ear. Or it may be from muscular or nerve problems associated with a neck injury, TMJ, circulatory problems, medications or age-related hearing loss. Tinnitus affects about 14 ...
 

Could video games help improve mental health?

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According to The National Institutes of Health, nearly 15 million Americans suffer from major depressive disorder and 40 million from an anxiety disorder. Psychologists are looking at these video games as a new way to reach those who need help. "A lot ...
 

Graham, NC Dentist Reveals Why Chronic Headaches and Other Body Pains ...

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According to a recent report from NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), after chronic back pain, TMJ disorders are the second most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions resulting in pain and disability. In addition, the report ...