Henderson, Nevada TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Henderson, Nevada TMJ Treatment by Dr. RussellJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common problem experienced by many people after a car crash, and it can be confusing for some physicians to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Russell has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what causes these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation 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 numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Russell sees this very commonly in our Henderson, Nevada office.

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Russell will work to return your spine back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Russell has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Henderson, Nevada and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Russell can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1990, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (702) 990-2225 for an appointment.

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.

January 11, 2016
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At Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation, based in Henderson and Las Vegas Nevada, we strive to go beyond the expected to deliver the most positive patient encounter possible. Chiropractic care brings relief to patients who have previously been living in pain, without the harmful effects of drugs or surgery. Our Henderson chiropractors can explain how chiropractic can add years to your life and life to your years.