TMJ / TMD TREATMENT – PAIN FREE AT LAST!
WHAT IS TMJ?
IS IT ALL IN MY HEAD?
Millions of people suffer needlessly from head, neck, face, and jaw pain, and much of it is related to an imbalance in the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) or TMJ, which can result in chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, many head pain sufferers are never diagnosed as having a jaw joint problem; although, if properly diagnosed, patients can gain great relief and avoid unnecessary emotional and physical stress associated with their pain and dysfunction.
TMJ dysfunction (TMD) involves two joints that are connecting the jaw to the skull, but also affects other bones, muscles, and nerves in the head, neck, and face. When facial nerves and muscles are affected by a misaligned joint, it causes MPD or myofascial pain dysfunction. An untreated person with TMD and MPD will cause him or her to feel stress in the neck, face, and head. If the jaw is not aligned properly with the skull, the person experiences a condition known as CMD or craniomandibular dysfunction, which results in popping, grating, clicking, or locking of the jaw when swallowing or chewing.
Accurate diagnosis of a TMJ problem can be a challenge since the symptoms masquerade themselves in seemingly unrelated forms. Only with training and sophisticated equipment, can a TMJ dysfunction be identified with certainty. If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed below you need a TMJ check up.
People who suffer from these dysfunctions have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship. TMD results when there is disharmony in a component of the occlusal system. An abnormal bite, a blow to the jaw, or a “whiplash” can precipitate a chain reaction resulting in the development of muscle spasm within the jaw mechanism.
CLICKING OR GRINDING SOUNDS ARE ABNORMAL!
Clicking sounds are caused by a lack of coordinated movement between the jaw joint and a cartilaginous disc that serves as a “shock absorber” because the disc is out of position, which causes the condyle bone and the skull to rub against each other.Consequently, clicking is an early warning sign that a problem exists within the jaw joint.
Dr. Roger Druckman has state of the art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of all of these painful jaw related problems. For over 33 years, he has been achieving excellent results in TMD trauma and non-trauma cases. Consequently, he has been invited to represent the United States in delegations to China, Russia, Vietnam, and South Africa for his expertise in TMD and pain management. Therefore, due to his extensive knowledge, he is a recognized authority and lectures across the U.S.
If you or someone you know could be helped, call our office and set up an appointment with Dr. Druckman!