How Do I Treat Pain Caused by TMJ?

http://img.ehowcdn.com/default/ds-photo/getty/article/99/110/162322035_XS.jpgChiropractors are used to treat many conditions, including ones that affect the head. One such condition is TMJ syndrome. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and since it a movable, functional structure, any restriction of or misalignment in the joint can cause pain in and around the ear, jay, or head.

So, what causes TMJ pain? There are a few causes, including grinding or clenching of the jaw (usually while sleeping), poor alignment of the teeth, excessive gum-chewing, etc. Who do you see for TMJ pain? Your chiropractor, of course! Your chiropractor knows how the TMJ is supposed to function, and after assessing your jaw for any sort of dysfunction, they can apply a chiropractic adjustment to the TMJ to restore its proper function.

“How do I treat TMJ and the associated pain?”

If you feel your jaw clicking or popping, or find it painful to open or close your mouth, call your chiropractor for help. Research has shown that chiropractic care can be effective in solving TMJ issues, like a study from Chiro.com. The results:

The results of this prospective case series indicated that the TMJ symptoms of these participants improved following a course of treatment using the Activator Methods, International protocol.

Chiropractic care can help maintain your overall health, and more targeted health, like that of your jaw. Stop in today if you’ve been experiencing some TMJ pain, and let’s see if chiropractic care can help.

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