If you have been experiencing neck pains, facial pains, and even headaches for some time, then you should go to your doctor to have yourself checked. If these pains include ringing in the ears, buzzing, clicking or sometimes locking of your jaw, then you may have signs of an acute condition. If these symptoms are present, then you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, or simply known as jaw pain.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, starts from the muscles that move your lower jaw. You would likely feel that your jaw is being grabbed, and this is all because of the temporalis, the muscle that spreads like a fan inside. It’s good advice to seek a qualified physician, as some physicians only have minor training in the uses and conditions relating to the temporalis muscle. Sometime, they make the common mistake of simply diagnosing the conditions as a migraine. If it is continuously hurting you, there is probably something more and you should have it checked once more.
TMJ typically occurs is when you have not visited your dentist in a long time. This essentially means that your teeth and jaw are not maintained well. TMJ can also start with an accident, and so you must always be careful. There are two types of TMJ that you need to be aware of. The first is the Acute TMJ, where you feel the onset of pain suddenly. The other one is the Chronic TMJ, where the pain does not just go away easily and so it keeps you bothered until you have it checked. In most cases acute conditions refer to pain that lasts under three months, with chronic pain being classed as pain that is continuous for three months or more.
Other causes of TMJ include a deficiency in nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and so on. So make sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables.
And if you already have TMJ disorder, one thing you can do is to massage the area of your jaw, gently so you can get some pain relief and relax the surrounding muscles. Another thing is when you would take over-the-counter analgesics, such as the Nuprin and Motrin. The only thing is that, it would not fully recover you from the disorder; it would just prevent the pain every now and then. To get long-term relief for you pain, you will need to consult a qualified health professional such as an osteopath or physiotherapist.