If you are experiencing numbness or tingling in your fingers, your jaw may be to blame. TMJ often causes numbness in the face, but when muscle tension and spasms impact nerve function, that sensation can easily travel through the extremities.
Numbness in the arms and hands may be accompanied by neck and shoulder tension, all of which can prove chronic when the underlying condition is left untreated. If you are suffering from numbness or tingling in your arms, hands, or fingers, please call 713-668-2289 to schedule a neuromuscular evaluation and TMJ treatment consultation today.
Systemic Impact of Jaw Misalignment
TMJ is linked to a number of physical discomforts including:
- Chronic headaches
- Persistent neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Postural changes
- Digestive disorders
When left untreated, these symptoms can often become worse, resulting in an overuse of prescription or over-the-counter pain medications. Unfortunately, not only are analgesics ultimately ineffective at treating TMJ, they can increase risks for organ failure and internal bleeding when used in excess. This is just one more reason it is important to seek proper treatment when TMJ is the cause of your discomfort.
Houston neuromuscular dentist Dr. Ronald Konig offers a range of TMJ treatment options, enabling him to customize your treatment to meet your exact needs. Depending on the severity of your condition and the symptoms it is producing, treatment may include TENS therapy, myofunctional therapy, oral splints, and neuromuscular orthotics. Implant dentistry, orthopedic appliances, and occlusal equilibration may follow these therapies to help ensure proper jaw position and eliminate the symptoms of TMJ permanently. During your initial consultation, Dr. Konig will assess your jaw position and symptoms to help you determine which treatment options will best meet your needs.
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Konig, please contact us today. Located in Houston, Dr. Konig provides individualized TMJ treatment to men and women living in Pearland, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas of Texas.