spasm

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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

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One causality offered by which cervical trauma could result in TMJ symptoms involves a complex kinematic chain of events beginning with injury to cervical muscles, subsequent myospasm, posterior hyperextension of the head, reflex adaptation of head posture, increasing tension on hyoid musculature, inferior and posterior movement of the mandible, altered muscle accommodation to facilitate occlusal contact, with resultant masticatory muscle bracing followed by spasm.
Other terms for this disorder include myospasm, acute trismus, charley horse or cramp.