Controversy about TMJ in Car Accidents
Not everyone believes that TMJ after car accidents is something that happens at all, let alone very often. Some say it’s something lawyers trumped up to attempt to get more compensation for clients.
And scientific studies on the condition have resulted in conflicting evidence. A 2009 review of studies from 1966 forward sums it up like this, “because of lack of homogeneity in the study populations and lack of standardization of data collection procedures and outcomes measured, this review cannot conclusively resolve the controversies that exist concerning this relationship.”
However, when we look at the way scientists conducted their studies, we can see that TMJ after a car accident is likely quite common.