I might be repeating myself, but did you know that women are more likely to develop TMJ disorders than any other individual? It’s true! While women might be more prone to developing TMD, they can definitely make strides to prevent it from occurring.
Pain Affects Everyone Differently
That’s right. Pain does affect everyone differently. Headaches and facial pain are commonly caused by problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which tend to affect more women than men. Women who have facial pain, migraines and neck pain due to their TMJ problems may spend years seeking a diagnosis, but never getting the right one. With help from Dr. Patel, you can find the cause to your pain and receive the best treatment available for TMJ problems.
Many of the symptoms mimic other conditions, or they are simply dismissed as psychosomatic. However, that is until you visit our office. At Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia, we understand the TMJ and the complications that can arise.
When to Visit Us
It is often appropriate to visit our office if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Frequent headaches
- Pain in your jaw, neck or upper back
- Hear a clicking noise in your jaw or your ears feel stuffy
When these symptoms appear, you may be suffering from TMJ Disorder (TMD). Appropriate treatment from Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia is important to help relieve your pain without a lifetime of pain pills.
While women tend to experience TMJ pain more often than men, that doesn’t mean men do not suffer from TMD, as well—they just often ignore their symptoms. TMJ pain is real and it can be debilitating. Schedule a consultation today to take the next steps toward a pain-free life.