TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) disorders can develop secondary to a motor vehicle accident involving whiplash to the neck (cervical spine auto injuries), or any other trauma or blow to the jaw. TMJ disorders can present in many different ways. Some patients present with neck pain, headaches or dizziness and have no jaw pain. Others have significant jaw pain. A well trained doctor knows what to look for.
In cases associated with severe pain and joint lock, TMJ usually presents two different ways:
- The patient has a hard time opening the mouth. The patient cannot open wide and or the jaw seems stuck closed. This is usually due to anterior displacement of the disc in relation to the condyle.
- The patient’s jaw is stuck open and they cannot close the jaw. This is usually due to posterior displacement of the disc in relation to the condyle.
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