The pain, discomfort and functional limitations caused by “TMJ,” formally known as a temporomandibular joint injury, can be debilitating and disruptive to an auto accident victim’s life.
Below are frequently asked questions about TMJ and car accidents. For help from a personal injury attorney now, feel free to call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There’s no fee or obligation.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint is the joint where a person’s lower jawbone meets the skull. Located on each side of a person’s head, this joint allows a person to talk, chew and yawn.
An auto accident victim who suffers a TMJ injury may experience any of the following symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic:
Yes. To the extent that an automobile accident involves a blow or impact to the head and/or TMJ area, a crash can cause a TMJ injury.
If a car accident victim’s doctor or dentist suspects the victim is suffering from a TMJ injury, the doctor or dentist may order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, CT (Computerized Tomography) scans or MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
There are several levels of treatment for a TMJ injury that a patient may be prescribed, according to the Mayo Clinic.
If you’ve suffered TMJ due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
There’s no downside to contacting an injury attorney with questions about your accident. Call us at (800) 777-0028. You can also fill out our consultation form. The call and the advice is free, and we’re always here to help.