Neck & Back Pain in Knoxville
Let Us Help with Your Back & Neck Pain from TMJ
Is your neck and back pain related to your jaw alignment? What about headaches and TMJ? These symptoms could very well be related to TMJ. TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder also referred to as TMD, is often a source of pain in the upper back, shoulders, and neck. If you are in Knoxville and suffer from TMJ symptoms, Dr. Jason Phillips at Family Dentistry of Knoxville would be pleased to meet with you to assess your jaw and TMJ symptoms as well as discuss TMJ treatment options.
Jaw Alignment, TMJ & Back Pain
Improving your jaw’s alignment could result in a variety of side effects disappearing. Many people with TMJ don’t realize that it can cause problems beyond clicking in the jaw as well as jaw pain.
Some other symptoms that could also be a result of the temporomandibular joint include:
- Pain and ringing in the ears or tinnitus
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
Getting a TMJ assessment could help you determine if the pain in your neck, back, jaw, ears, and elsewhere are related.
Are You Stressed? Stress Can Result in Jaw Pain.
Stress can cause you to clench your teeth, resulting in jaw pain. Jaw pain can cause you to clench your shoulders to compensate for the pain in your mouth. This can cause radiating pain through to your back as well as the neck and shoulders. Many people with TMJ find that their symptoms are exacerbated in times of stress.
Treatment for TMJ in Knoxville
Family Dentistry of Knoxville can help you stop TMJ pain from invading your life. Dr. Jason A. Phillips can recommend a variety of treatment options that could improve the jaw’s alignment. Dental work, wearing a night guard to prevent clenching, and recommending specific jaw exercise are just some of these treatments.
We are currently taking on new family dentistry patients, and we would be more than happy to schedule your appointment for TMJ assessment. Additionally, our dental office offers other dental services for your whole family such as general dentistry including check-ups and teeth cleaning, as well as cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry like teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, and more.
Call Family Dentistry of Knoxville at (865) 383-1017 to book your TMJ consultation today!
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