Jaw Pain and Whiplash in Car Accidents

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is defined according to the Mayo Clinic as “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck like the cracking of the whip.”

Jaw Pain Relating to Whiplash

When injured in a motor vehicle accident, serious injuries can occur. One injury that can occur is jaw pain. Jaw pain is an important symptom to be aware of because it can be a sign that an individual has suffered whiplash as a result of the accident. More often than not, most people injured in a car accident aren’t even aware that jaw pain is a direct symptom of having sustained whiplash.

How is Jaw Pain Significant in Whiplash?

A study done by two dentists for the Journal of the American Dental Association published in 2007 found that “reduced or painful jaw movement is an important aspect of WADs (Whiplash Associated Disorder), and jaw symptoms also correlated [found] with difficulty swallowing and ringing in the ears.”

Injured in a Car Accident?

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