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What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

Pain management. You could be having chronic jaw and neck pain. I have seen patients having symptoms of head pain which refers to the neck, shoulders and arm and vice versa. You may require a combination of physical therapy, posture training and short term medications. If you have been having these problems for a long time, consult the craniofacial pain center at the tufts dental school. Read more...
Tmj pain . Have the TMJ problem corrected not medicated. Find a dentist who treats TMJ with functional orthodontics. This will place the jaw in the correct position, which should solve the problem. I am usually able to eliminate the pain the same day we start treatment. Read more...
Neck is related too. When you open your jaw you hold your head in place with the muscles of the neck and upper back. Therefore, if you have a problem with your jaw joint it also relates to additional problems with your neck and upper back. All of these situations will need to be addressed in your treatments if you are going to fully recover a normal function and be able to manage the problem. Read more...
Treat TMJ. Treat the underlying TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...