Car Accident Symptons Include Jaw Pain
posted: Aug 29, 2018.
Whiplash is a common injury following a motor vehicle accident. Most people recognize the symptoms of whiplash like neck pain and muscle soreness and correlate them to the recent motor vehicle accident. Many people know and understand how a chiropractor can help them find relief from these (and other) symptoms following a motor vehicle accident.
However, many people are unaware that the jaw can also be injured in a motor vehicle accident. TMJ Dysfunction or jaw pain are frequently reported by people who have been in auto accidents. A study published in The Journal of American Dental Association followed 59 patients for one year after being seen at a hospital emergency department for motor vehicle injuries. The incidence of new symptoms or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint was five times higher in subjects that had been rear-ended.
Restricted jaw movement, jaw pain, clicking or popping of the jaw are all symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Delayed symptoms following an auto accident are common and make early detection vital. Chiropractors can help diagnose and care for patients with TMJ Dysfunction whether it develops following an auto accident or otherwise.
Dr. Vidan has been caring for patients who suffer from jaw pain, whiplash, and pain following motor vehicle accidents in St. Louis since opening his practice in 2004. Dr. Vidan has worked with the St. Louis Ram's Cheerleaders and the 2011 World Series Champs, the St. Louis Cardinals. He is your St. Louis chiropractor! If you or someone you know is suffering from pain following a motor vehicle accident, call our office to set up an exam.