Have you noticed any neck pain recently? Were you in some sort of incident that could have caused injuries to your neck? You may be suffering from whiplash.
Did you know that pain in your jaw could be a sign that you may need TMJ whiplash treatment?
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when a force pushes your neck to move past its normal range of motion. It pulls on your neck’s muscles and ligaments.
- Neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty moving your neck
- Issues with concentrating
- Jaw tightness
You can develop whiplash from car accidents, sporting incidents, falls, and assault.
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint – it connects your jawbone to your head. The joint is what allows your jaw to go up and down for chewing.
It’s one of the most complicated joints in your body. The single joint lets you chew, speak, and move your jaw.
TMJ disorders is an umbrella term for all types of pain in that area.
When damaged, it makes everyday parts of your life painful. Some symptoms include pain in your face, jaw, neck, shoulders, and ears. You can also have problems with opening your mouth, having it get stuck open, or constantly hearing a clicking or popping sound when you open or close it.
While not all TMJ disorders are extreme, many can be treated with managed care. If it becomes too severe, you may need to get surgery.
How You Can Get Proper Whiplash Treatment
Usually, whiplash treatment involves a lot of rest and pain medications. However, if you are looking for a more natural treatment, Dr. Mike Deldar is a TMJ doctor that helps patients with neck pain and jaw pain in the Indianapolis area recover naturally.
Feel free to call us at 317-208-0000 or make an appointment online.