Neck pain associated with TMD is often triggered by some sort of trauma, ranging from clenching your teeth to getting hit in the jaw. You might feel neck pain from opening your mouth too widely or chewing. Even emotional stress can cause your neck to ache.
There are some home remedies you can try to relieve the pain. Applying ice packs to your jaw, massaging your neck and jaw and taking over-the-counter pain medication can all help significantly. Additionally, you should avoid stressful situations and chewing gum as these can trigger pain.
The professional team at our office can offer you medical treatment and medications in order to get rid of your TMD-induced neck pain. If you have chronic neck pain and suspect it to be connected to your TMJ, make an appointment with us today.