Chiropractic Eases Jaw Pain After Auto Injury in Holtsville

Jaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common problem reported by people after a auto collision, and it can be tough for some physicians to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Cohen has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a auto collision, the tissues in your neck are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or numbness in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after auto injury are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Cohen sees this very frequently in our Holtsville office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps TMJ Pain After Car Crash

Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ symptoms originates in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Cohen will work to return your spinal column back to health, alleviating the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and lessening the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Cohen has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Holtsville and you've been injured in a crash, Dr. Cohen can help. We've been treating auto injury patients for many years and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (631) 360-7999 for an appointment or consultation.

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