Chiropractic Eases Jaw Pain After Auto Injury in Jonesboro

Jaw pain is a fairly typical condition reported by people after a auto injury, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to find the source of the issue. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.

Dr. Alpert has helped many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what produces these types of problems. During a car crash, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after auto collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Alpert sees this very frequently in our Jonesboro office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Lessens TMJ Pain After Auto Injury

Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Alpert will work to restore your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Alpert has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Jonesboro and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Alpert can help. We've been treating auto injury patients for many years and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (770) 472-8989 for an appointment or consultation.

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Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

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