Chiropractic Care for TMJ
If you have pain or tenderness in your jaw or if your jaw is making popping or clicking sounds, you may have TMJ pain. A recent study found that about 11-12 million adults in the United States will experience TMJ pain at some point.
If you’re ready to get relief from your TMJ pain we’ve got some good news for you! Not only do chiropractic TMJ adjustments help ease the pain when you visit a chiropractor but you can also do some soft tissue work at home to help loosen up your jaw muscles and reduce pain. TMJ adjustments are quick and provide relief to pesky TMJ pain.
What is TMJ
- Pain or tenderness of your jaw
- Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew.
CHIROPRACTIC TMJ ADJUSTMENT
When you visit BeachView Chiropractic with jaw pain we’ll focus on 3 key muscles: the masseter, the temporalis, and the pterygoid. We’ll also pay close attention to the suboccipital muscles, the jaw joint itself and the top 2 vertebrae because they greatly impact the jaw joint and we want to make sure everything is aligned properly.
During the TMJ adjustment, Dr. Chris Rush will feel for which side of the jaw joint opens the least amount and which one opens last to identify which side should be worked on first. We adjust the stuck side of the jaw first and then the other side with a light push motion. After this adjustment, we reassess and often find that the jaw joint is realigned.
We treat many patients who have TMJ and the jaw pain that comes along with it. Do you suffer from TMJ? Call BeachView Chiropractic Today!