Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a condition where the temporomandibular joint, connecting the skull and jawbone, becomes inflamed, causing pain and discomfort. It can also often result in referred pain to the head, neck and shoulders. Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee provide TMJ syndrome treatment and relief at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
TMJ syndrome can be caused by an injury to the jaw, misalignment, arthritis, teeth clenching or even excessive gum chewing that causes wear to the jaw joint. Misalignment or overuse causes the jaw to become inflamed and painful. Sufferers may also hear a clicking sound from their jaw, a popping sound in the ear and even experience a locked jaw.
If you experience any of these symptoms, along with jaw pain and/or headaches, call Full Range Spine & Ortho as soon as possible for a consultation. An accurate diagnosis of TMJ syndrome will allow our medical team to prescribe the best, customized treatment plan to bring long-term relief from this condition and its symptoms.
Non-Invasive Relief from TMJ/TMD Pain
Non-invasive treatments for TMJ syndrome that Dr. Nini may recommend can include:
- Physical therapy
- Dental mouth guards to wear at night
- OTC NSAIDs
- Botox® injections into the muscles of the jaw joint
Dr. Nini and his team may prescribe a combination of these treatments to bring eventual relief from this condition and a subsequent elimination of symptoms. Correcting the behavior that often causes TMJ/TMD is always a primary focus of any prescribed treatment. Prompt and accurate treatment of TMJ syndrome can correct the condition and prevent the need for risky and invasive surgery on the jaw joint.
If you believe you or a loved one has TMJ syndrome, call or use our online booking feature to schedule an exam and consultation at Full Range Spine & Ortho. We have four locations in and around Los Angeles to serve you.
The most appropriate treatments for you will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of your TMJ syndrome symptoms.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored and effective TMJ syndrome treatment plan.