Jaw pain is another common problem we see in our Fairfax office.
When Robert J Zapf, MS, DC and the staff at Robert J Zapf, MS, DC are working with you, we first determine the root cause of your jaw symptoms and then determine the best way to treat the problem.
If you've developed jaw pain from a car crash, we might be able to help. Chiropractic is an effective approach to recovering from neck pain and auto injuries. By getting to the root cause of your pain, we can get you back on the road to health.
Call our Fairfax, VA chiropractic office today at (703) 455-9555 for an appointment or for more information.
Jaw or temporomandibular joint pain is common after an auto injury, even when there is no direct trauma to the jaw. The condition can be confusing to health care providers, as oftentimes, the jaw symptoms don't appear immediately after the injury, sometimes developing weeks or even months later.
New research over the last ten years suggests that jaw pain after an auto injury actually originates in the neck. When your neck is injured, the pain signals travel from the spine to your brain stem. Here, nerves from many different parts of the body converge together before they pass to the pain centers of your brain. When these nerves converge, the signals can get confused and crossed. The nerves of your jaw connect in the neck with pain receptors from your spine. When chronic pain signals from your injury overstimulate the nerve junctions, you can experience pain in other parts of your head, including your jaw. And, since the jaw is experiencing pain, it can cause the muscles in the area to tense up, causing more pain.
If you've developed jaw pain from an auto injury, we might be able to help. Chiropractic is an effective approach to recovering from neck pain and auto injuries by getting to the root cause of your pain. We can get you back on the road to health.
Call our office today for an appointment or for more information.
Friedman MH, Weisberg J. The craniocervical connection: a retrospective analysis of 300 whiplash patients with cervical and temporomandibular disorders. Cranio 2000; 18 (3):163-167.