Strained temporomandibular joints (TMJs) can result in painful symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, and prolonged discomfort. If you are suffering from these symptoms, but have struggled with finding the right treatment because of the high cost associated with doctors in the U.S., Tijuana Bariatrics can assist patients seeking more affordable TMJ treatment. The team works with a network of qualified and skilled doctors in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico, who can provide a more affordable option for those who wish to eliminate the pain associated with TMJ disorder.
Since TMJ disorder can range from minor to severe, and each patient experiences different symptoms, each case will be examined by a trained doctor on an individual basis.
Recognizing TMJ Disorder Symptoms
When suffering from TMJ disorder, the pain and symptoms associated with the disorder can be debilitating. What may begin as a misaligned jaw or strained jaw joints can steadily lead to a chain reaction of further pain and discomfort. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Sore facial muscles
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Pain in and around the ear
- Facial pain and discomfort
- Jaw tenderness
- Chronic migraines
- Muscle spasms
- Teeth grinding
- Frequent earaches
What Causes TMJ?
There are various causes of TMJ, which may include the erosion of shock-absorbing disks of tissue, damaged cartilage, other trauma, and chronic teeth grinding or clenching of the teeth. The misalignment of the jaw is one of the primary causes, forcing the jaw joints to overcompensate in an attempt to achieve a comfortable bite. Eventually, the jaw grows fatigued from the overcompensation, which ultimately leads to painful symptoms.
Affordable Care in Mexico
Receiving medical care at a facility in the U.S. can become costly, making it difficult for many to ever achieve comfort. Fortunately, the team at Tijuana Bariatrics offers another solution at a lower cost than they can find in the U.S. Through a network of doctors who meet the same safety standards and have undergone the same type of training and experience as a doctor within the U.S., you can find the relief you need. Working closely within the network, Tijuana Bariatrics can help you organize the details, plan your trip, and help you find the most qualified doctor.
What Types of Treatments Will I Receive?
Since TMJ disorder can range from minor to severe, and each patient experiences different symptoms, each case will be examined by a trained doctor on an individual basis. Often, minor to mild cases can be treated with more conservative treatments which will not require any type of facial surgery. Some of the most common treatments include:
- Mouth guards
- Pain medications
- TMJ implants
- Bite Adjustments
Contact Us For More Information
Even the most minor cases of TMJ disorder can have a dramatic effect on your overall overall life enjoyment. It can be difficult to afford the high prices of procedures and treatments at a facility near your home. Fortunately, Tijuana Bariatrics can help organize your travel to Mexico, and help you find an outstanding doctor. To learn more about how Tijuana Bariatrics can help you throughout the process, please reach out electronically or call (800) 308-3607 to set up a consultation.