TMJ Pain Relief with Chiropractic After Auto Accident

Chiropractic Eases Jaw Pain After Auto Injury in Texarkana

Jaw pain is a fairly common condition experienced by people after a car crash, and it can be tough for some physicians to find the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.

Back Pain Chiropractic has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a auto injury, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after auto collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Back Pain Chiropractic sees this very often in our Texarkana office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Lessens TMJ Pain After Auto Injury

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms originates in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Back Pain Chiropractic will work to return your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Back Pain Chiropractic finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Texarkana and you've been hurt in a crash, Back Pain Chiropractic can help. We've been treating auto injury patients for many years and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (870) 774-0951 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

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