TMJ Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Injury Claims
Have you suffered a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury that was caused by the negligence of another party. If so, you may need the legal help and counsel that a personal injury attorney can provide in order to be properly compensated for your injury.
Your temporomandibular joint (tmj) is what connects your jaw to the side of your head. You have a temporomandibular joint on each side of your head. They are two matching joints that allow your jaw to move from side to side and up and down.
The abbreviation "TMJ" is used in reference to this joint. However, you will also find the abbreviation being used to refer to any kind of problem with your temporomandibular joint.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is an umbrella term that covers chronic or acute inflammation of your temporomandibular joint. These problems are also sometimes referred to as Costen's syndrome and myofascial pain dysfunction.
Signs and symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
There are several signs and symptoms that you may experience with a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury. These signs and symptoms vary in intensity and kind from person to person. Some of the signs and symptoms include:
- Painful clicking and popping of your jaw
- A change in the manner in which your upper and lower teeth fit together
- Pain that radiates or moves through your jaw, face or neck
- Limited movement of your jaw or locking of your jaw
- Suffering and pain that may range from tolerable and intermittent all the way to excruciating, constant and totally disabling
- Stiff jaw muscles
- Ear pain
Injury claim help for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
A temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury can involve a great deal of pain and impairment. A temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury transcends the boundaries between several health-care disciplines. These include physical therapy, dentistry, psychology and neurology. Because of this, there are a variety of very different treatment approaches to the injury.
There are different things that can cause a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury. It can be brought about by grinding of your teeth, problems with your teeth and gums and abnormal chewing. Emotional and physical stress may also be factors that result in a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury.
However, a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury is most often the result of some type of trauma to your temporomandibular joint and mouth muscles. This is trauma that can take place in something like a car accident or other kind of accident.
This can be an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. You may be the innocent victim of an accident that another party was responsible for. An accident that resulted in you sustaining a temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury.
If this is the case, it would be a good idea to get legal help from a personal injury attorney. This is due to the fact that you may have the right to be compensated for your temporomandibular joint dysfunction injury.
The best thing to do is to get in touch with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney will evaluate your case and advise you on the best way to proceed.