Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ): Understanding the Painfull Connection

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), also known as TMD, is a prevalent condition that affects the joint connecting the lower jawbone to the skull. It can lead to jaw pain, discomfort, and additional facial and head symptoms. While the exact cause of TMJ is not always clear, it is commonly associated with issues related to the jaw muscles or joints.

Diagnosing TMJ typically involves a comprehensive examination of the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, combined with imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. Treatment options for TMJ aim to alleviate pain, improve jaw function, and reduce associated symptoms.

Unveiling Relief: Calmare® Scrambler Therapy for TMJ

One effective treatment method for chronic pain conditions like TMJ is Calmare® Scrambler Therapy. This therapy, offered at the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, has shown promising results in managing and reducing chronic pain. Calmare® Scrambler Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free approach that works by using electric stimulation to “scramble” pain signals sent to the brain, replacing them with non-painful signals. This innovative therapy has been used to effectively treat various chronic pain conditions, including TMJ.

If you’re seeking relief from TMJ or other chronic nerve pain conditions, consider reaching out to the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America to learn more about Calmare® Scrambler Therapy and how it can help you find relief.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a prevalent condition that affects the joint connecting the lower jawbone to the skull. It can lead to jaw pain, discomfort, and additional facial and head symptoms. While the exact cause of TMJ is not always clear, it is commonly associated with issues related to the jaw muscles or joints.

Several factors may increase the risk of developing TMJ, including teeth grinding or clenching, misaligned bite or jaw structure, jaw or facial injury or trauma, arthritis or other joint conditions, as well as stress or tension.

At the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, we offer scrambler therapy which has been shown to be effective in treating chronic pain conditions like TMJ. Reach out today to learn more.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder may include:

Pain or tenderness of your jaw

Pain in one or both of the TMJ joints

Aching pain in and around your ear

Difficult chewing or pain while chewing

Aching facial pain

Jaw locks making it difficult to open or close mouth, a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Headache

Neck pain

Ringing in your ears, hearing loss, or dizziness

Painful clicking, popping or grading in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth