As you know, sports and exercise are very important in maintaining a good and healthy life. Unfortunately, for those who suffer TMJ trauma and disorders, sports and exercise can be unbearable. For those living with TMJ pain already, don’t be discouraged; Dr. Sid Solomon, DDS, leading Los Angeles TMJ expert of nearly thirty years has developed a completely customized splint that makes daily exercise and sports so much easier, as well as all day-to-day tasks. Many people suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders and don’t even realize it, with symptoms that include headaches, difficulty eating, mouth and jaw pain, earaches, and even back and neck pain.
While necessary and fun, sports can be tough on the body, particularly the face. When participating in sports, there are many dangers including getting hit by a ball, or even another person. Any impact to the face or jaw can cause incredible stress to the face muscles, tendons, and joints because they take the brunt of the force. The force itself can actually damage your TMJ, causing long lasting disorders. The doctor recommends wearing a sport mouth guard when playing sports to relieve some of the pressure on your jaw and bite, and avoid further long term complications. This being said though, if you are currently experiencing TMD symptoms, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Sid Solomon so he can sit down in a personal, one-on-one appointment with you and determine how to best manage your pain.
For more information about Dr. Sid Solomon, DDS or his accomplishments, go to any of the following links. including an article about him on Huffington Post!