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A 43-year-old female asked:

can tmj cause problems with shoulder, elbow & arm pain too? have misaligned jaw, dropped left, chewed through 2 guards at night & ground down teeth

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Dr. M Jones
Dr. M Jones answered
Dentistry 26 years experience
It is all connected!: The TM Joint can refer pain down into the neck, shoulder and arm. Our bodies brace when we experience pain. If left untreated, the pain can spread throughout our entire head and neck area and into the shoulder and arm. Schedule an evaluation as soon as you can to get to the bottom of the problem.

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Last updated Nov 6, 2017

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