Jaw Injuries Are Common in Car Accidents
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a well-known source of jaw pain
for many people, often thought to be the result of grinding, tooth damage,
and other tooth problems. However, what many people don’t know is
that TMJ is most often a developed condition that can be caused by traumatic
force to the head, neck, or directly to the jaw. This kind of blow is
often experienced in accidents involving:
- Motor vehicles (boats, trains, bicycles, cars, etc.)
- Heavy machinery (in and outside the workplace)
- Violent disasters (explosions, earthquakes, etc.)
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Jaw Pain and Injuries
TMJ can (and often does) develop in conjunction with problems like whiplash,
which violently throws the head back and forth, painfully straining the
surrounding joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, including the jaw.
It also develops from tooth problems and teeth-grinding, which wears down
the shock-absorbing cartilage in your jaw and throws its essential cartilage
out of alignment.
Because the state of your jaw is directly connected to the state of your
neck and back, having a chiropractor identify the source of your discomfort
and align your spine can help relieve much of the pain you experience.
Whether you need chiropractic injury treatment, spinal decompression therapy,
or any other rehabilitative neck, back, and jaw, our team of experts is
here to help.
Skilled, Compassionate Injury Rehabilitation in Houston, TX
Connect with our team at
QualCare Rehabilitation today if you have sustained a jaw
injury in a car crash or other accident. Depending on the nature of your condition or injuries,
we may be able to help you with a jaw adjustment and put together a tailored
plan to resolve the pain you are experiencing.
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment or call (713) 588-0042 to speak
to someone immediately.