What Causes Jaw Pain

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Yes I have had left jaw pain for 2 1/2 mnths now and nothing is helping. Also I don't have insurance to go to doctor
Physical therapy for TM D
Exercises prescribed by the physical therapist or doctor are important to maintain normal muscle/joint function and comfort, improve joint range of motion, increase muscle strength, develop normal coordination and stabilize the TMJs. Exercises should be specifically prescribed and monitored by the therapist or doctor as improper or excessive exercise therapy can aggravate TM D symptoms.
TMJ mobilization techniques are often indicated for decreased range of motion and pain related to jaw muscle contracture, disc displacement, and adhesion in the joints. Pain reduction and muscle relaxation is usually required before mobilization of the jaws can be achieved.
Physical agents or modalities for TM D management include electrotherapy (EGS, TENS, etc.), ultrasound, anesthetic agents (Vapocoolant spray and topical anesthetic), stretching and massage.
The three treatment techniques mentioned above fully demonstrate the professional qualities of PT. At present, the hospital's PT can provide such professional services for patients.
By the way, American academy of orthopaedic manual physical therapists, (AAOMPT tutorial) "Examination and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders:An Evidence Based Munual Physical Therapy Approach" for the reference of patients. This tutorial covers the functional anatomy and kinematics of TMJ and introduces the physical inspection, classification and processing of TM D. It is equipped with detailed anatomical drawings and hand maps. Intuitively show the professional characteristics of PT, it is worthy of an oral patient to understand.
There are Federal qualified health centers in your area that sees patients without insurance its called the map program, they see you based on your income its should be one in your area pull it up, sliding fee scale, all Federal qualified health centers should see you at a discount rate
what if you only have pain in your jawline close to your ears and into you neck once right after you bit into food and it stings and hurts then goes away what is that???
This sounds like a tooth nerve being sensitive. Why not get help from your dentist?
It's consistent or paroxysmal? only happens when you eat? Any lump aroud the hurting point? I am not sure what is it. If it hurt so much. you should see a doctor.
Christina,
You just described my long time issue.
I'm searching medical help on it this month.
I'm just wondering if you've discovered just what the problem is?????
Your symptom is typical of eagle syndrome. Eagle syndrome is a rare condition that creates pain in your face or neck. This pain comes from problems with either the styloid process or stylohyoid ligament. The styloid process is a small, pointy bone just below your ear. The stylohyoid ligament connects it to the hyoid bone in your neck.
The main symptom of Eagle syndrome is pain usually on one side of your neck or face, especially near your jaw. The pain may come and go or be constant. It’s often worse when you yawn or move or turn your head. You may also feel the pain radiate toward your ear.
Other symptoms of Eagle syndrome include:
headaches
dizziness
difficulty swallowing
feeling like something’s stuck in your throat
ringing in your ears
Eagle syndrome is often treated by shortening the styloid process with surgery. Your surgeon may need to remove your tonsils to access your styloid process. They may also be able to access it through an opening in your neck, but this usually leaves a large scar.
Endoscopic surgery is also becoming a common treatment option for Eagle syndrome. This involves inserting a small camera, called an endoscope, at the end of a long, thin tube through your mouth or other small opening. Specialized tools attached to the endoscope can perform surgery. Endoscopic surgery is much less invasive than traditional surgery, allowing for faster recovery and fewer risks.
If you have other conditions that make surgery risky, you can manage the symptoms of Eagle syndrome with several types of medication, including:
Over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
antidepressants, especially tricyclic antidepressants
anticonvulsants
steroids
local anesthetics
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