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  • Writer's pictureDr Josh Bonine DC

Jaw Pain After Whiplash

Jaw Pain After Whiplash Reduced or painful jaw movement is more common in individuals with Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) than other collision realted disorders, such as pedestrian, bicycle or motorcycle injuries. This study included comments from the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash Associated Disorders, revealing that painful jaw movement is a common symptom of Tempromandibular Disorder. This condition also clinically correlates to whiplash and often leads to permanent disorders that can be symptomatic for a lifetime. Carroll et al. (2007) determined that reduced or painful jaw movment is an important aspect of WADs, and jaw symptoms also coorelated with difficulty swallowing and ringing in the ears. They also found that, “Reduced or painful jaw movement is an important aspect of [whiplash]...” (p. 86).




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Reference:


Carroll, L. J., Ferrari, R., & Cassidy J. D. (2007). Reduced or painful jaw movement after collision-related injuries, A population-based study. Journal of the American Dental Association, 138(1), 86-93.

Salé, H., & Isberg, A. (2007). Delayed temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction induced by whiplash trauma, A controlled prospective study. Journal of the American Dental Association, 138(8), 1084-1091.


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