How Do I know if I Have TMJ?

If you suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, or even neck pain, you may actually be dealing with TMJ disorder. This neuromuscular disorder affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to your skull, and is a complex joint that allows your jaw and mouth to move in various directions for talking, eating, and laughing.

When this joint becomes misaligned, it can cause a host of symptoms that cause chronic pain. Unfortunately, TMJ can be hard to diagnose because its symptoms mimic those of various other ailments. This leads many to suffer through chronic pain for years because of misdiagnosis. Thanks to advancements in technology, we can test for TMJ much easier. At our office, Dr. Fleschler has many options for diagnosing and evaluating TMJ which include:

  • Detailed TMJ screening
  • Craniofacial pain screening
  • Musculoskeletal screening
  • K7 electromyography

These screenings can help determine if you are in fact suffering from TMJ and not another injury or ailment. Dr. Fleschler will use these examinations, as well as a thorough discussion of your symptoms, to pinpoint exactly what is causing your pain. If it’s concluded that you are suffering from TMJ, Dr. Fleschler will use the K7 Neuromuscular Evaluation System to determine the exact position for your jaw to alleviate your pain.

If you suffer from jaw pain, head, neck, or back pain and believe it’s related to TMJ, contact us today at 713-660-6500 today to schedule your initial appointment. We proudly serve patients in the Houston, Texas areas of West University, Bellaire, Meyerland, and River Oaks.

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