TMJ and Facial Pain
Do you suffer from aching facial pain and headaches? Do you have pain or tenderness in your jaw?
Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, in front of each ear. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down and side-to-side, so you can do simple things such as chewing, talking and even yawning. A problem you can experience with your jaw or the muscles in your face is known as temporomandibular disorder or TMD. Some people call it TMJ, after the joint.
TMJ often causes severe pain and discomfort which can be temporary or may last for years. This aching pain may affect one side or can affect both sides of the face. In addition to the pain and tenderness in the face, people suffering from TMJ can also experience pain when talking or chewing, when opening their mouth wide, pain in the jaw joint area, pain in the neck and shoulders and pain in or around the ears.
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Causes of TMJ & Facial Pain
It is often difficult to determine the exact cause of a person’s TMJ disorder. TMJ and facial pain can be due to a variety of factors such as jaw injury, arthritis, genetics or even from clenching and grinding your teeth.
In most cases the pain and discomfort from TMJ and facial pain is mild and symptoms can be relieved with self-managed care. However, when patients are experiencing extreme pain that is debilitating, seeking other treatments to help relieve the pain and symptoms is needed when conservative measures fail.
Alleviate Your Pain with The Bridge
For those that have tried self-care management and continue to suffer from extreme facial pain and headaches, we have your solution. The Bridge is a unique device which is designed to help with alleviating symptoms such as extreme facial pain and headaches. This device fits discreetly behind your ear and is worn similar to a hearing aid. The Bridge has three leads which are strategically placed to various areas around your ear which will send stimulation to help shut down the symptoms of TMJ, facial pain and headaches.
Stop suffering and start enjoying life again! Contact our office and schedule your appointment for a consultation and find out how The Bridge can change your life.
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