Are you feeling pain, clicking, or locking sensation when chewing or opening your mouth?
Does this pain causes headaches on this same side?
You could be suffering of TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to many of the conditions that affect other joints in the body, but most commonly is the degenerative arthritis, from repetitive use. This is one of the most used joints in our body. The most common cause is teeth grinding while sleep.
- Temporomadibular Joint Injection:
These joints are very accessible and easy to block. Most of the times the block is more for diagnostic purposes, giving you relief that if temporary, it can be denervated with Radiofrequency Ablation creating a longer lasting relief of that aching back pain you have suffered for so long. Most of the times with the simple insertion of mild steroid to reduce the inflammation the problem resolves. Further interventions like Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP) injections can be done for more complex cases.