Many suffer from chronic jaw pain, facial pain, headaches and neck and back pain. Symptoms include pain when chewing, tenderness on facial muscles, pain around or in the ear, headaches that go on for days and weeks and stiffness of the neck, shoulder and back muscles. For those who suffer from migraines these symptoms trigger migraines to occur more frequently. Pain can come from a muscle, joint or nerve. Muscle and joint pain is more common than nerve pain in the face known as trigeminal neuralgia.
A thorough exam, including a CBCT (3-D x-ray) will assist Dr. Wiesse to determine the pain source and create a treatment plan.