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Jaw & Face Pain

Jaw and face pain can range from nagging to excruciating. It can be caused by joint, muscle, or nerve pain. Many do not realize that trigeminal neuralgia, which can cause severe, unrelenting facial pain, is known as the suicide disease. Among other causes, jaw and facial pain can be caused by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that surround it. MD Pain Sport, Spine, and Pain Management is adept at treating these types of diseases.

Face and jaw pain can vary depending on its cause and can be accompanied by other symptoms like:

  • Clicking sounds and catching of the joint with the opening of the jaw
  • Fullness in the ears or earaches
  • Tight jaw muscles causing limiting range of motion of the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Shooting or stabbing facial pain

Treating face and jaw pain depends on the cause of the pain, therefore can vary in approach. Treatments can include:

  • Medication management
  • Steroid injection
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Mouth guard