TMJ & TMD Symptoms
Temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly called TMJ or TMD, have a wide array of symptoms that can plague those with this condition. Some symptoms may reside in the jaw where the problem begins, while others may not be localized in the jaw area at all. TMJ symptoms are often misdiagnosed, especially when they are not in the jaw area, which is why it is important to see a specialist if you believe you may have TMJ syndrome. Dr. Bob Perkins is an experienced TMJ specialist in New York City that can help diagnose and treat TMD symptoms.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ is caused by stress or damage to the jaw, which can impair the function and radiate pain throughout the head, neck and shoulder area. Causes can be linked to trauma, arthritis, stress, genetics and many other factors. How the joint, muscles and nerves in the jaw are impacted can determine the type of symptoms that may occur. However, each person with TMJ may experience a different combination of symptoms. A few of the common symptoms that accompany TMJ include:
- Jaw and facial pain
- Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
- Headaches, migraines and pressure behind the eyes
- Earaches, tinnitus (ear ringing) and popping in the ear
- Neck and shoulder discomfort or stiffness
- Chewing difficulty
- Sore throat or loss of voice
You may have one or several symptoms, all depending on the severity of your disorder and how it impacts the nerves and muscles in the area. Dr. Perkins carefully examines our patients to identify damage in the area to determine how these symptoms are related and can be relieved through treatment.
If you live in Manhattan or the NYC area and suffer from symptoms that may be related to TMJ, you can get relief through specialized treatment. Contact our office in New York City today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins. Learn more about TMJ and treatment options that can offer immediate and long-term relief for your TMD symptoms.