The temporomandibular joint allows the jaw to move up, down and sideways. When the joint is damaged due to injury or stress, it can cause a wide variety of pain and functional issues. This assortment of symptoms is associated with temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorders, referred to as TMJ syndrome or TMD. Our medical team at Ospina Medical in NYC can offer treatment options to combat TMJ symptoms and give relief for our patients.
TMJ syndrome can cause a variety of issues in relation to the jaw joint. Some are localized in the jaw, while others may radiate to other areas. Symptoms of TMJ/TMD can include:
- Popping, clicking or grinding when opening, sliding or closing the jaw
- Localized jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
- Locked jaw
- Difficulty chewing or talking
Symptoms can vary greatly between individuals, and standard treatments are not always effective for all patients. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can offer innovative treatments for patients with TMJ/TMD that want relief without surgery or other invasive treatment options.
Relieving Symptoms of TMJ/TMD
Many of the frustrating symptoms of TMJ/TMD involve referred or radiating pain. This can be caused by inflammation that affects nearby nerves, muscles or tendons, resulting in pain outside of the jaw area. Our physicians treat every patient as an individual and consider the best treatment plan for their lifestyle and needs. We offer TMJ syndrome treatment that can offer relief from headaches, neck pain, earaches, jaw pain and facial pain to improve your quality of life.
You do not need to live with chronic pain caused by TMJ disorders. Contact Ospina Medical at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a consultation with a pain specialist. We offer innovative and advanced options for chronic pain management, including TMJ syndrome treatment.