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TMD / TMJ Pain Relief
Effective TMD/TMJ Treatment Through Chiropractic Care
Place your hands right in front of your ear lobes and open and close your mouth; you'll feel your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), connecting your upper and lower jaw.
Temporomandibular-related pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) affect many Americans. In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that 10 million Americans have TMD, and around 75 percent of the U.S. population may experience one or more TMD symptoms. Discover why chiropractic care is a viable treatment option for this common condition.
Non-Invasive, Conservative Treatment Leading experts, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIDCR, recommend starting with conservative, reversible treatments as the primary course of action. Our doctors concur with this approach and advise opting for non-invasive treatments before considering aggressive options like surgery and implants, which involve penetrating facial, jaw, or joint tissues.
Chiropractic treatments have the potential to alleviate certain TMD symptoms by manipulating the jaw and the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint, potentially providing relief from tension and pain.
Common Symptoms Issues affecting the intricate temporomandibular joint and its surrounding muscles and tissues can lead to various symptoms. Some of these symptoms, when occurring individually, may not necessarily indicate a disorder.
The most frequently observed symptoms include:
Dull, aching pain around the ear that may radiate to the side and back of the head or down the neck
Difficulty or discomfort when biting, chewing, talking, or opening and closing the mouth
Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when opening or closing the mouth
Jaw or TMJ pain
Locking of the jaw
If you suspect you have TMD or relate to these symptoms, Chiro One recommends seeking the opinion of a chiropractor or another healthcare professional. In the meantime, it's advisable to rest the jaw when possible and pay close attention to habits like teeth grinding or nail-biting, as they may exacerbate the pain or disorder.
Discover Relief Through Chiropractic Care
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Our clinic is committed to ensuring that our community experiences the transformative effects of comprehensive chiropractic care. Whether you're curious about chiropractic care or interested in learning more about our services, don't hesitate to contact us. Your well-being remains our utmost priority.
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