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LeAnn Rimes Cancels Shows Due to Another TMJ Flare Up

No one is immune to TMJ flare ups and jaw pain — not even celebrities. Singer LeAnn Rimes was forced to cancel two concerts recently because of the painful joint condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD

The How Do I Live? The star has suffered from TMJ pain for years and is used to flare ups, especially while performing on tour.

LeAnn Addresses TMJ Flare Up on Twitter

“Fans and Friends, I am unbelievably disappointed not to be with you this weekend ,” she wrote on Twitter.” I have been struggling with severe TMJ pain and have injured my bone and jaw. It’s left me unable to sing at this moment. I have been put on rest in order to recover.”

“I am truly sorry for this horrible timing, but I am happy to say we have new dates set for the future…Thank you for your understanding and see you very soon. I appreciate you all, LeAnn.”

LeAnn previously had to cut a gig short in 2014 after she suffered a TMJ flare up. She told fans on Twitter her jaw had popped out of place and she couldn’t hear from one ear.

What Causes TMD?

We don’t know what causes TMD, but symptoms generally come from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.

Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck — like from a heavy blow or whiplash — can lead to TMD.

Other causes include:

  • Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
  • Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
  • Arthritis in the joint
  • Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth

Treatment for TMJ Pain and Headaches

Pasadena Pain Management offers a revolutionary treatment therapy called Disclusion Time Reduction, or DTR. This computer-guided TMJ pain treatment is only offered only by a handful of health professionals in the United States. DTR is proven to be much faster and more permanent than other traditional TMJ pain treatments, such as mouth-guards and appliances.

If you’re in pain from TMJ inflammation, contact Pasadena Pain Management for an immediate FREE consultation.