What is TMJ
TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint where the upper and lower parts of the jaw meet. TMJ disorder is a complex condition that causes a series of severe problems, such as teeth grinding, excessive gum chewing, and trauma to the jaw that is typically found in car accidents.
Symptoms of TMJ
If you’ve been in an auto accident, you may have suffered TMJ. Oftentimes, TMJ may go unnoticed by physicians who are not familiar with properly treating accident victims. Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Michael Meksraitis understands this, and once your case has been taken, will ensure that you are checked and treated for TMJ and other issues causes by car accidents.
The symptoms of TMJ may be mild at first, but, if left untreated, can grow into a very serious problem. Car accident victims who suffer from TMJ or other jaw related disorders might experience:
- Jaw spasms
- Lock jaw
- Unbearable pain in the jaw
- Painful headaches
- Difficulty and pain associated with chewing and speaking
- Ear Ringing
- Clicking Sound in Jaw
In addition, whiplash can also cause the joints that hold your jaw in place to become damaged, causing an extreme amount of pain.
Tampa Accident Attorney
Tampa Personal Injury attorney Michael Meksraitis has over forty years of experience working with those injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of accidents. Our law office is familiar in TMJ disorders and only refers clients to proven TMJ experts. If you are suffering from TMJ because of an auto accident, please contact our office.
Contact Tampa TMJ Attorney Michael Meksraitis
102 S. Westland Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 250-0885
Fax: (813) 250-0897