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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

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 ...

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StarBrite Dental Now Offers Botox Treatment

Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
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 ...

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 ...

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Yahoo News
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 ...

New York City Dentists Offer TruDenta Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

SYS-CON Media (press release)
His practice, Upper East Side Dental Arts, provides a variety of dental treatments and procedures, including teeth whitening, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, TMJ Disorder treatment, and more. Dr. Trichas is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic ...

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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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 ...