TMJ and Facial Pain

TMJ and facial pain is another one of those challenging conditions where the pathology is not easy to define and several specialities can be involved in co-ordinating patient management.  These may include dentists, pain management specialists, ENT, neurology, physiotherapy and the whole myriad of allied health professionals.  It is often difficult to quantify whether the facial symptoms are primary or secondary in nature even when a specific mechanical history is reported.  One of the reasons for this is that often a traumatic mechanism involving the head and neck can simultaneously irritate multiple structures and therefore doesn’t narrow down the examination process.  Similarly mechanisms such as whiplash which do not directly involve the jaw as a point of impact also appear to be capable of inducing secondary irritation either by way of reflex changes or as a consequence of the inertia from violent head and upper thorax motion.If you are experiencing facial pain, call us today for a complimentary consultation at 855.TMJ.DOCS and let the doctors at the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey help you get out of pain!