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2 Months ago I was playing soccer and got head butted in the

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2 Months ago I was playing soccer and got head butted in the jaw. I had a stiff neck for a few weeks and went to the chiropractor, the neck pain has gotten better with time and been much better. Recently when I was eating bread I realize I have clicking in my jaw where I was hit. It has been improving week to week. Tonight I finally decided to return to play soccer. As I began to run I hear clicking . I am not sure where it's coming from but it's really concerning me . What can this be ? The clicking does not occur when I walk but when I start running
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

You very likely have dysfunction of the Tempotomandibular join as a result of the incident. You should see a dentist for examination and treatment. Generally, depending on the degree of dysfunction, special exercises are quite effective. I would not have this managed by a chiropractor as further manipulation could make it worse and delay improvement

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure thing. Is it possible to fix this without surgery? It has been already 2 months
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

I apologize, I just saw your response.

  • Well, there is not talk about surgery at this point. It is highly unlikely that you will need it. Just see a dentist for this.
  • Again, do not let the chiropractor try to treat it. It can make it worse