Have you been struggling to open and close your mouth because of TMJ disorder? Has it been months since you enjoyed eating crunchy food or talking to someone for long hours? As it turns out, TMJ disorder is a manageable condition. However, it would help if you fully understood its severity and triggers. Familiarize yourself with the red flags of TMJ disorders to prevent your symptoms from worsening.
As your Redwood City Chiropractic Doctor for TMJ pain, Advanced Spinal Care tackled the critical signs that TMJ pain has worsened. Find out what these signs are to mitigate your risks and cope better.
Have you noticed that your TMJ pain has become more severe or frequent? Do you feel an increased sharp pain when you open and close your mouth?
Are you experiencing clicking or popping sounds when you open and close your mouth? Do you feel like your jaw is locking or getting stuck in place? Have you been noticing postural changes and experiencing back pain, neck pain, and digestion issues?
Is your TMJ pain making it difficult for you to eat, speak, or perform other daily activities? Have you had to skip social activities like weekend barbecues and weekend get-togethers with friends or colleagues?
When you have the red flags we listed above, be sure to speak with your TMJ doctor. You might also want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pete Tsiglieries. He can help you check if your inflamed temporomandibular joint has something to do with previous head and neck injuries.
The sheer force from incidents like whiplash and concussions can damage the connective tissues supporting the atlas and axis bones. This leads to neck bone misalignments that impact various structures like the TMJ. So, make sure to consult with Dr. Pete to find out how you can eliminate your symptoms with the help of gentle Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments.
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