TMJ Neck Pain
If you suffer from typical TMJ symptoms, such as frequent or constant facial pain, jaw pain, or headaches, you may be surprised to learn that the source of your problem could be your tight and sore neck muscles!
Your neck muscles support your head but also impact the posture of your lower jaw. When your neck muscles are constantly tense and contracted, your facial and jaw muscles can be affected too.
And, just like with TMJ ear pain, inflammation can cause pain and tension to refer to your upper neck muscles. Over time, this can lead to the activation of muscle trigger points, generate referred pain in your face, and cause jaw issues such as locking, clicking, and popping.
TMJ neck pain can also be caused by heavy and persistent nighttime teeth clenching or grinding.
If your neck pain has not responded to treatment, it may be referred TMJ neck pain, and we can help. Make an appointment for care at one of our three offices in the NYC metro area by calling 888-560-6674 or complete this quick
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