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TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder, also know as temporo-mandibular joint disorder, is broadly defined as jaw pain with improper jaw tracking that may exhibit a clicking or locking of the jaw when trying to eat or open the mouth. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder can be difficult to determine and is best diagnosed by a doctor of chiropractic. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. Some people who have jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth, although many people habitually clench or grind their teeth and never develop TMJ disorders. In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved with nonsurgical treatments, such as specialized chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises.

Although chiropractic treatment for TMJ may not be your first instinct when considering options, Vidan Family Chiropractic can help you find the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your pain.

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What does tmj pain mean?

Common Causes of tmj & neck pain

Because the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls so many bodily functions and sensations, tmj can be caused by a wide variety of issues.

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The TMJ disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment.

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The joint's cartilage is damaged by arthritis.

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The joint is damaged by a blow or other impact.

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In many cases, however, the cause of TMJ disorders isn't clear.

What can a Chiropractor do?

 Alleviating TMJ Pain & headaches

Cervical Adjustments

Adjustments made to the upper portion of the neck can help alleviate pain and tension caused by TMJ jaw pain.

TMJ therapy

Chiropractic treatment for TMJ involves a gentle, firm, targeted approach to help re-set the jaw for proper tracking and alignment. Once the jaw is back on track, many of the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ will be relieved and alleviated.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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Reduce Pain

Adjustments and postural changes reduce pain and decrease the severity of tmj pain.

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Increase Function

Restore function, ability, and quality of life with adjustments that create alignment throughout the body.

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Decease Frequency

Reduce the frequency of tmj pain with changes that address stress and tension.