Health Chats
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 03:00PM - 04:00PM (EST)
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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) afflicts some 25 million Americans. Symptoms range from headaches, neck aches, head pain, facial pain, jaw locking and popping and clicking, difficulty chewing, dizziness, ringing in the ears, ear pain, lower back pain, depression and more. Most of these cases are traumatically induced such as whiplash injury, jaw malposition, or a blow to the head to name a few. But the number one cause is a mal-occlusion (bad bite). The symptoms of these injuries are complicated and multifactorial. Patients wander from one doctor to another, undergo multiple diagnostic tests, yet the underlying cause of the symptoms will go undetected and unresolved. Our patients are victims of chronic pain distress with all the emotional and physical ramifications therein. There is help! Join Dr. Ramin Mehregan in an hour long chat to discuss the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments of TMJ.
Dr. Mehregan:
I recommend you see a Neuromuscular dentist who works with an AO chiropractor, these are specialist who treat C1 and C2, you may also consider Cranio sacral chiropractor. ( stay away from the twisting and jerking chiros)
Thank you everyone for joining us today and thank you Dr. Mehregan for taking the time to answer our questions. Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming LASIK chat with Dr. Awad or the upcoming thyroid chat with Dr. Lupo.
Dr. Mehregan:
thank you med help and thatnks to all the great questions