Headache, facial pain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction affect millions of people and can be effectively treated when accurately diagnosed. Doctors at FCLA collaborate using a multidisciplinary approach to establish an accurate diagnosis and treatment regimen.
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MUSCLE/MYOFASCIAL PAIN DYSFUNCTION Myofascial pain is a chronic and sometimes severe form of pain, affecting the muscles in the face, neck, and back. It may cause stiffness, tightness, tenderness, popping or clicking, limited movement, difficulty chewing, muscle twitches, spasms, weakness, and/or headaches - often severe enough to significantly interfere with everyday life. Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorders may be causes of the pain. However, chronic myofascial pain is a complex problem that requires accurate diagnosis and treatment.
You may be suffering from myofascial pain with pain in tender trigger points. These areas of tenderness may not be the origin of the pain. Face Center Los Angeles (FCLA) uses a multidisciplinary approach with access to various medical specialists to diagnose the specific causes and thus prescribe effective treatment.
HEADACHE / FACIAL PAIN Headaches are multifactorial and have multiple etiologies (causes). Once diagnosed, an appropriate and effective treatment can be prescribed.
For this reason, it is important that treatment involve more than just alleviating the pain, but instead a thorough, multidisciplinary approach to address the root causes. Doctors at Face Center Los Angeles (FCLA) have many years of experience diagnosing and treating patients and will collaborate with your specialists to pinpoint an accurate diagnosis and establish an effective treatment regimen.
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS Temporomandibular joint disorders describe a group of problems involving the temporomandibular - or 'jaw' - joints as well as the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and other associated tissues. Symptoms include headache, facial pain, sore or tired muscles, clenching of the teeth, grinding or bruxism, clicking of the jaw, and popping and locking of the jaw. These symptoms should not be neglected and can be effectively treated.
Face Center Los Angeles is a multi-disciplinary center comprised of a group of renowned specialists working together to provide our patients with a multi-disciplinary treatment according to need. Doctors at FCLA have more than 25 years of individual experience treating patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and have successfully helped thousands of patients.