Navigation Links
Whiplash may produce delayed jaw pain
Date:8/16/2007

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2007 One in three people exposed to whiplash trauma is at risk of developing delayed TMJ symptoms that may require treatment, according to research published in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Researchers at Ume University, Sweden, studied short- and long-term temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction in 60 patients in hospital emergency rooms directly after they were involved in a rear-end car collision and evaluated them again one year later.

According to the study, the incidence of new symptoms of TMJ pain, dysfunction or both between the initial examination and follow-up was five times higher in subjects than in uninjured control subjects. In the year between the two examinations, 7 percent of control subjects developed symptoms in the TMJ versus 34 percent of study subjects.

According to the American Dental Association, the TM joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. Located on each side of the head, these joints work together and can make many different movements, including a combination of rotating and translocational (gliding) action, used when chewing and speaking. Any problem that prevents this system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working together properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.

When the patients reported having symptoms in the TMJ either before or after their accidents or both, the authors evaluated symptoms, including clicking, locking and TMJ pain. They also asked patients to rate their pain intensity and report the degree to which symptoms interfered with their daily lives, including sleep disturbances, use of pain relievers and the need to take sick leave.

One in three people who are exposed to whiplash trauma, which induces neck symptoms, is at risk of developing delayed TMJ pain and dysfunction during the year after the accident, the researchers concluded.


'/>"/>
Contact: Fred Peterson
petersonf@ada.org
312-440-2806
American Dental Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Whiplash injury causes persistent
2. The Silver Lining after a Whiplash Injury
3. Aggressive Treatment for Whiplash Does Not Promote Faster Recovery
4. Childhood Strokes Linked to Whiplash, Other Traumatic Injury
5. Anthrax vaccine produced
6. Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies
7. Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
8. ‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae
9. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
10. World’s First Nerve Stem Cells Produced
11. New drug for breast cancer prevention produced by Arimidex
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... May 27, 2017 , ... From May 21-23, hearing healthcare professionals gained ... was held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in Syracuse, New York. , ... of independent hearing healthcare providers to help them stay ahead in the industry. At ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to ... campaign in USA Today, which will educate readers on how to take care of ... a large focus is placed on melanoma. Dancing with the Stars professional, Witney Carson, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Leading CEOs ... on May 30th and 31st at The Four Seasons Hotel Boston. , ... the life sciences, offering exclusive access to key decision makers who influence deal ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Amir Qureshi, MD is the first physician in Arkansas to implant Nuvecta’s ... Nuvectra™ Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment option for chronic ... introduce the most powerful SCS system and the only stretchable lead on the market. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... A new analysis of community ... healthiest seniors are located in the Midwest. With the average cost of healthcare rising ... are concerned with both the quality and affordability of where they live. An annual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)... , May 17, 2017  Bayer announced today ... portfolio will be presented at the 53 rd ... (ASCO), taking place June 2-6 in Chicago ... at ASCO span prostate, colorectal, liver and thyroid cancers, ... from the Phase II CHRONOS-1 trial of copanlisib in ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced today ... ended April 1, 2017 .   GAAP diluted earnings ... the prior year period as the sale of the ... non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.50 increased 6.4%.  Revenue of ... terms.  Excluding the effects of blood screening and the ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... Ind. , May 9, 2017 Zimmer ... leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced it has earned ... Employers of 2017" list. The Company was ranked among ... of Large Employers and Healthcare Equipment and Services. ... employers based on an anonymous, independent survey of over ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: