Common Problems

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Common Symptoms

  • Moderate to severe muscle tension headaches (commonly misdiagnosed as migraines)
  • Headaches at the base of the skull
  • Difficulty opening wide and eating hard or chewy foods
  • Jaw joint noise while opening or closing
  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness
  • Ear pain, loss of hearing or congestion
  • Fatigue and inability to sleep well
  • Neck and shoulder pain or tension
  • Locking episodes

Causes

  • Trauma to the head, neck or face as a result of a fall or automobile accident
  • Frequent stressful situations and clenching
  • Intubation during general anesthesia, occasionally causes jaw complications
  • Childbirth
  • Cervical traction and cervical collars
  • Certain musical instruments, such as the violin, flute, and clarinet
  • Forward head posture

Mid American Treatment Center for TMD

  • Kansas - 818 N. Emporia, Suite 101, Wichita, KS 67214 Phone: 316-262-4863
  • Oklahoma - 8006 S. 101st East Ave, Suite C, Tulsa, OK 74133 Phone: 918-254-4865

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