Chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain often makes it difficult to perform everyday activities. When you’re in pain, it’s hard to focus on other things that need to be done. And because there are many different things that can be the cause of your back, neck or shoulder stiffness it can be hard to figure out the exact cause of your symptoms.
One of the reasons you may be experiencing pain in your back, neck or shoulder includes having a misaligned bite. Having a bad bite can directly affect your jaw joints, which can then spread to other parts in your body, potentially causing the back, neck and/or shoulder pain you’re currently experiencing.
Your jaw could be causing that pain in your neck, back, or shoulder
A misaligned bite is one of the more common reasons for why someone may be experiencing jaw problems. When someone is experiencing problems with their jaw, it can lead to their experiencing discomfort and pain in other parts of their body. If a misaligned bite is left untreated for too long, it can lead to acquiring TMJ, a jaw disorder.
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the main jaw joint that connects the jaw to the skull. When this joint is not in its proper alignment, it can often lead to your experiencing conditions like a stiff neck, muscle tension, muscle soreness and muscle pain.
Get relief with a dental solution
If the pain you’re currently experiencing in your back, neck and/or shoulder is indeed caused by your having TMJ, you’re going to need an official diagnosis in order to determine the correct method of treatment that’s going to work best for you.
Know that if you’re currently seeking treatment to relieve your back pain, neck pain and/or shoulder pain, which can include getting a massage or taking medication, these are only temporary treatment plans.
In order to get the long-term results you’re looking for, seeking out professional dental treatments as a solution to your problem is highly suggested. Because TMJ is directly related to the mouth and jaw area, dental treatments such as using orthotics and full mouth reconstruction options are going to be available to you.
An orthotic is a dental device that is to be worn inside of your mouth in order to realign your jaw to the correct position. A full mouth reconstruction is also an option, which can include crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, and other dental treatments which focus on permanently correcting the bite.
Is it right for you?
You’ll need to set up a consultation in order for you to find out if TMJ is indeed the cause of your back, neck and/or shoulder pain. If it is, a TMJ treatment plan can then be made for you. Call our office today at (704) 413-3688