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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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Gladstone Doctors Have Advanced Training in TMJ Syndrome Therapy

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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 jaw ...
 

TMJ Treatment Toronto Dentist Dr. Goodfellow Provides Is Explained At ...

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Richard Goodfellow, DDS of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Toronto is speaking at this year's event, where he will cover key issues such as pain, sleep and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). At the end of this lecture, dentists will have an ...
 

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

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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 ...
 

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

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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 ...
 

Dr. Gary Kodish Offers Adults More Attractive Option for Straightening Teeth

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Beyond providing Invisalign invisible braces, Dr. Kodish offers a variety of other services for cosmetic and restorative care, such as same-day crowns, mini dental implants, teeth whitening, treatment for TMJ disorder, and more. Dr. Kodish is one of ...
 

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

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