About TMJ Syndrome
The temporomandibular joint allows the jaw to move up, down, and sideways. When the joint is damaged due to injury or stress, it can cause a wide variety of pain and functional issues. This assortment of symptoms is associated with temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorder, referred to as TMJ syndrome or TMD. Our medical team at Ospina Medical in NYC can offer treatment options to combat TMJ symptoms and give relief to our patients.
TMJ syndrome can cause a variety of issues in relation to the jaw joint. Some are localized in the jaw while others may radiate to other areas. Symptoms of TMJ/TMD can include:
- Popping, clicking, or grinding when opening, sliding, or closing the jaw
- Localized jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
- Locked jaw
- Difficulty chewing or talking
Symptoms can vary greatly between individuals, and standard treatments are not always effective for all patients. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can offer innovative treatments for patients with TMJ/TMD that want relief without surgery or other invasive treatment options.
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RELIEVING SYMPTOMS OF TMJ/TMD
Many of the frustrating symptoms of TMJ/TMD involve referred or radiating pain. This can be caused by inflammation that affects nearby nerves, muscles, or tendons, resulting in pain outside of the jaw area. Our physicians treat every patient as an individual and consider the best treatment plan for their lifestyle and needs. We offer TMJ syndrome treatment that can offer relief from headaches, neck pain, earaches, jaw pain, and facial pain to improve your quality of life.
You do not need to live with chronic pain caused by TMJ disorders. Contact Ospina Medical at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a consultation with a pain specialist. We offer innovative and advanced options for chronic pain management, including TMJ syndrome treatment.
TMJ Syndrome FAQ
What happens if TMJ syndrome is left untreated?
While TMJ syndrome does not cause life-threatening issues, the condition can create chronic pain. This syndrome can cause sleep problems, mental health issues, tinnitus, vertigo, or headaches.
Does TMJ syndrome go away naturally?
One of the biggest reasons TMJ syndrome occurs is stress or anxiety, which causes teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching during the day or at night. However, some men and women may need professional treatment to address the concerns.
How can I relieve TMJ pain on my own?
Patients can try a few options at home that reduce TMJ syndrome symptoms. These include using heat and cold therapy, implementing jaw relaxation techniques, and incorporating softer foods into the diet. However, if the pain persists, you may need help from the Ospina Medical team.