Chiropractic Care as a TMJ Treatment: Is it Effective?

Chiropractic Care as a TMJ Treatment: Is it Effective?

Chiropractic Care as a TMJ Treatment: Is it Effective?

Chiropractic Care as a TMJ Treatment: Is it Effective?

May 01, 2023

Temporomandibular joint pain affects roughly 12% of people and has a higher prevalence among young people. TMJ pain, as it is commonly referred to, does not typically require surgery and can be managed and treated with holistic methods. Chiropractic care, in particular, can successfully treat TMJ as it deals with complications with muscles and jaw movement.  TMJ pain does not have to be something you live with. It can be tempting to put dealing with this issue at the bottom of your busy to-do list but we are here to tell you that chiropractic care can offer you quick and effective solutions for your TMJ pain. You can call our offices today at Integrated Health Solutions to learn how we can help and to set up your first consultation appointment. Relief from TMJ pain can be yours today, give us a call to get started!

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. A TMJ disorder can cause you to feel pain in this area of your face. The cause of TMJ disorders aren’t well known but could be from genetics, jaw injuries, stress, arthritis, and teeth grinding as well as a combination of any of these. 

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can cause a few different symptoms. Some of the most common ones include tenderness and pain in your jaw, pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints, difficult or painful chewing, aching pain, and/or locking of the joint which can make it hard to open or close your mouth. If you experience any of these symptoms it’s a good idea to see your local practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.

How Will Chiropractic Care Address TMJ Pain?

As mentioned, TMJ pain and TMJ disorders are very rarely treated with surgical procedures. Fortunately, there are a variety of at-home care options you can take advantage of as well as visiting your local chiropractic care professional. Some at-home care options include:

  • Jaw relaxation exercises
  • Exercises to strengthen your jaw
  • Stretches to increase jaw mobility
  • Mouthguards, icing and acupuncture may also help to relieve TMJ pain 

A chiropractor will assist with managing and treating your TMJ with in-office treatments such as adjusting the jaw. A chiropractor specializes in treating your body’s muscles and bone structures and is specially equipped to treat TMJ disorders.

Integrated Health Solutions

Integrated Health Solutions believes in an integrative approach to total body wellness. We care about you, your health concerns, and your wellness journey. We will consult with you to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific wants and needs. Call us today to get started on your journey to total pain relief!

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