Sore Back and Neck? TMJ Could be the Cause

TMJ is a real pain. And it could be hurting you in more ways than you realize. Did you know that TMJ can cause headaches and back pain plus neck pain in addition to localized jaw pain? Those who have symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can get help. You don’t have to live with the pain and once you get help for TMJ you could find symptoms you weren’t aware were related to your jaw have disappeared. TMJ symptoms like ear pain, headaches, strain in the neck, shoulder, and upper back could all be related to your jaw’s alignment or lack thereof.

Roberts Family Dental in Decatur, GA can help. Our doctors are well-versed in diagnosing and treating TMJ. We can make recommendations that could dramatically improve your quality of life. And while we do this, we can also help you take care of your smile, too. In addition to help for TMJ we offer general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry options in a comfortable and modern Decatur dental office.

TMJ Neck Pain in Decatur, GA | Roberts Family Dental

How Your Jaw’s Alignment Can Impact Your Back and Neck

Tension can radiate down the neck, shoulders, and through the upper back. Tension is often related to TMJ flare-ups. It can be a vicious circle. Your stress causes you to clench your jaw and the pain in your jaw causes you to clench your muscles, leading to pain in the back, shoulders, and the neck. TMJ is often related to stress but can be due to jaw alignment problems and trauma to the jaw.

We can recommend a variety of treatment options to help. You may need dental work to improve that alignment. You could benefit from a night guard that will keep your jaw aligned better while you sleep and from exercises that can keep TMJ at bay when you are under stress and strain.

Book a consultation with us to see if your jaw and your back pain are related. We would be happy to make recommendations that could help you stop TMJ from causing pain to your back, neck, and more.

Why Choose Roberts Family Dental for Help with TMJ?

If you suspect your back aches, headaches, or other pain symptoms could be related to TMJ, we would be happy to provide you with a consultation and help you explore your options. TMJ treatment could make a dramatic difference. Book an appointment with our modern, comfortable, and gentle dental office in Decatur. We’ve been serving the Greater Atlanta area since 1999 and Dr. Roberts or Dr. Cumberbatch would be pleased to meet with you. Call (470) 205-2582 today.

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