That clicking, popping and discomforting pain of your jaw has a name.
It’s called TMJ disorder, or Temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Though TMJ refers specifically to the area affected — the Temporomandibular joint — this acronym is often used interchangeably with TMD. Most people aren’t familiar with the acronym or the condition, for it is still being studied and grasped, but there’s a good reason for the unfamiliarity. In fact, many physicians and dentists find themselves in the same boat as you, just not L.A.’s TMJ disorder expert, Dr. Eddie Siman. For over 30 years, Dr. Siman has devoted his professional career to the study and treatment of TMJ, making him uniquely qualified to help you understand all there is to know about the condition. In the course of his 30 plus year career, Dr. Siman has transformed the lives of thousands of patients by eliminating their painful symptoms for good after others had failed.
Unlike many others who deem themselves TMJ Experts, Dr. Siman has been able to holistically treat more patients suffering from TMJ disorder because he understands the importance of the Temporomandibular joint relative to the rest of the human body. TMJ disorder symptoms encompass more than simply lockjaw. You may not know it, but a strained TMJ may be the very cause behind your tinnitus, ear congestion, migraines, and even the posture of your back among other symptoms.
Your upper and lower jaws are supposed to fit together in one resting position, but with TMJ disorder, patients’ jaws are misaligned. The result is usually an uneven bite and compromised movement of the jaw joint and its surrounding muscles. When a person’s bite is unbalanced, the rest of the upper body and head regions are hindered due to muscle tension that can eventually cause further problems like neck and shoulder pain and even sleep apnea.
To understand the debilitating effects of TMJ disorder better, think of the condition and its subsequent symptoms as a line of dominos. When there is heavy strain or disruption (jaw dislocation) of this particular region, the damage cascades through the rest of the body. Many medical and dental professionals don’t understand and brush aside the possible connection of the jaw and TMJ disorder to recurring headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain. Others aggravate matters by providing nightguards that make the pain worse. Don’t rule out TMJ; call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Siman.
To speak with our staff about TMJ disorder and potential solutions, contact us today. (818) 574-5009
Dr. Eddie Siman has over 35 years of experience and is a premier TMJ and Sleep Apnea expert in Los Angeles and Orange County. Many come to Dr. Eddie Siman with severe tinnitus, migraine problems, and sleep apnea with no relief in sight. Little do these patients know that their painful symptoms are tied to the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Think outside the box and pay a simple visit to Dr. Siman today so you can finally find the source of all your pain and get rid of it once and for all.
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