Gibsonia PA CHIROPRACTOR MAY HELP TMJ
Among the areas of the body that Gibsonia PA chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It's easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Gibsonia PA can also find relief.
WHAT IS TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects your jaw to your skull. The jaw muscles have enormous power to chew and grind our food. This power can also traumatize the temporomandibular joint when the jaw is not tracking properly, so it stands to reason that if you have issues with the muscles or ligaments that control its movement you may experience problems.
Some common symptoms of TMJ include pain in your jaw, cheek, teeth, or front of the ear when you chew or yawn, clicking noises in the jaw, an inability to open your mouth wide, or having your jaw lock when you are able to open it. You also may notice that your upper and lower teeth no longer fit together properly when you close your mouth. Some patients experience headaches, hearing issues, dizziness, or earaches as part of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
CAUSES OF TMJ
TMJ has a myriad of potential causes that your Gibsonia PA chiropractors will explore when you book your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include serious jaw trauma or dislocation, physical or emotional stress, or even sitting in a dentist's chair for long periods of time with your mouth wide open. The emotional stress doesn't end up causing TMJ on its own, but if you tend to clench your teeth as a result, this may end up causing it. Statistics show that women are four times as likely to suffer from TMJ as men.
CAN A Gibsonia PA CHIROPRACTIC HELP TMJ?
Once your chiropractor confirms that you do have TMJ, you'll be given a treatment plan based on the specifics of your situation. Our team at Primary Spine Care wants to get to the cause of your problem so every angle is explored before a thorough plan is created. Our treatment is focused on working on the small muscles that guide the mandible (jaw bone) through its plane of motion. Once the jaw begins to track properly pain relief can come very quickly. Our treatment does not use bite guards, plates, or external devices, just simple and precise treatment to the internal jaw muscles.
If you have any of the symptoms of TMJ, schedule a consultation with a chiropractor as soon as possible. It's also important that you follow any advice or recommendations given during that consultation and subsequent appointments. Every exercise and treatment is designed to remove the underlying cause of the problem and restore your jaw function back to normal.
At Primary Spine Care our team is here to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us today. Watch the video below where you can observe and actual treatment of a patient with TMJ syndrome.
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