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TRAUMATICALLY INDUCED TMJ
Serious jaw injuries may require extensive medical treatment and can be difficult to recover from. Some personal injury attorneys do not understand the extent of jaw injuries and may overlook the severity of the injury when processing or reviewing a claim. Speaking with a Ventura personal injury lawyer or Los Angeles personal injury lawyer that is knowledgeable in jaw injuries including traumatically induced TMJ, can help you to recover the maximum compensation you are due for your injuries.
The jaw joint, or termporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located beneath the ear that attaches the jaw to the skull. It is vital in order to perform certain functions such as: speaking, chewing and swallowing. The jaw should be able to fully open in order to be considered in healthy condition. TMJ syndrome can be caused by a trauma to the jaw such as in a car accident, truck accident, work accident, slip and fall accident, or other violent incident. If force is exerted on the jaw, the joint known as TMJ can be damaged.
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TMJ injury symptoms can range from pain in the jaw area to limitations in speech and facial movement. The following are common symptoms of TMJ:
- Pain near the jaw joint
- Facial pain
- Locked jaw
- Inability to fully open the mouth without pain
- Bite that feels off or different
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Grinding teeth
In order to understand the full extent of your injury, it is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A skilled attorney from the firm can review the circumstances of your case and inform you of whether or not a claim can be filed. If you are experiencing TMJ symptoms after an accident caused by a negligent party, please speak with an attorney from the firm today.