TMJ pain, medically known as, temporomandibular joint pain, radiates from the jaw’s joint area. Connecting the jawbone with the skull, the temporomandibular joint controls certain facial muscles used in chewing, speaking, and making general facial expressions. Any irritation, inflammation, or damage to the joint may cause problems with headaches, neck pain, facial and ear pain, and the locking of it.
Muscles required for chewing also open and close the mouth. The jawbone itself, controlled by the joint, has two movements: rotation or hinge action, which is opening and closing of the mouth, and gliding action, a movement that allows the mouth to open wider. The coordination of this action also allows you to talk, chew, and yawn.
TMJ & Car Accidents
When your body is subjected to a high impact collision with another vehicle, there is a great deal of stress that is placed on your body. This includes extensive pressure on your jaw’s connective tissues and joints. This type of injury is not always obvious, but its effects can be long-lasting with respect to headaches, chronic neck pain, ability to sleep, and general mobility.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, and you suspect that you have injuries relating to your jaw which could be TMJ, contact our personal injury lawyers in Calgary. We can help you assess your potential claim, as well as direct you to our pool of TMJ specialists who can offer you treatment for your TMJ pain. Call us today for a free consultation.
Contact Us about Your TMJ Injury
Do not hesitate to get help for a TMJ injury you have sustained from a car accident. These types of injuries, if left untreated, can lead to lack of mobility, chronic pain, and potentially threaten your career and quality of life. Our injury lawyers in Calgary bring a unique focus to TMJ injuries and will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring that you receive the medical and therapeutic care you need for your TMJ injury. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis so you do not have legal fees until we settle your lawsuit. Call us today and address your pain.