Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome

Do You Suffer From Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome?

Approximately 5%  to 12% of people in the United States will be affected by Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ). Of these cases, approximately 15% will develop a chronic and debilitating form of TMJ, leading to a lifetime of irritating and painful symptoms.

Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) is actually a collection of symptoms that affect the jaw and the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Symptoms can be painful and may prevent an individual from eating, talking and even sleeping.  Symptoms of TMJ include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Popping sounds during talking or eating
  • Locked jaw
  • Pain in the jaw and mouth
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Dislocated jaw
  • Pain that radiates down the neck or shoulders

If you or someone you love has suffered from TMJ, you know how painful and irritating this syndrome can really be. Victims may experience pain every time they eat, drink, talk or even yawn and severe cases of TMJ may actually cause the jaw to dislocate or lock shut completely. Treatment can be lengthy and may require victims to wear special mouth splints for long periods of time. In some situations, physical therapy may even be needed, especially after oral surgery.

If you have suffered from Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome after an automobile or motorcycle accident, it is important to know that you are not alone. TMJ symptoms can wreck havoc on every aspect of your life, making it difficult to work, eat and enjoy your daily activities and hobbies. If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and for the treatments you will need to fully recover from TMJ. Prompt medical attention is one of the best ways to prevent TMJ from turning into a chronic and debilitating disorder. A Denver personal injury attorney will be able to ensure that you receive the medical treatment you need to fully recover and the compensation you deserve.

Norton Law Offices offers free consultations, and nearly always takes cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney’s fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial.

We offer attentive and personalized service that reflects your needs and answers your questions. For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Norton Law Offices today at 720-600-4670. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.