You may know that TMJ disorder causes a lot of aches and pains in various locations throughout the body. Jaw pain, neck pain, facial pain and even migraine-like headaches have all been associated with TMD; however, few consider the condition deadly. In the case of Vickie Heisler, her TMJ almost contributed to her death.
During a steak dinner with her husband, Vickie was chewing when her jaw suddenly locked, which made her unable to open her mouth. This caused the piece of food to become lodged in her throat which made normal breathing almost impossible. Thanks to the swift action and quick thinking of her husband, the piece of food was finally dislodged and Vickie was able to breathe again.
TMJ sufferers and possible sufferers should take this story to heart. Without proper TMJ treatment, TMD is not only painful, it can be deadly in rare circumstances. This story and many others further prove the true importance of undergoing TMJ treatment not only to relieve the constant pain associated with it, but to ensure your life isn’t at risk.
To learn more about TMJ, symptoms, and how treatment is truly life-changing, call Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley, to schedule an appointment.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788