TMJ: HOW IT MIGHT BE AFFECTING YOU AND HOW TO FIND RELIEF
Do you have clicking, popping or pain in your jaw or face? If so, you might be one of millions of people who have a dysfunction in their TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. The TMJ is a hinge-like joint that connects your upper and lower jaw bones on both sides of your face. Anytime this joint isn’t working properly, it often causes pain on one or both sides of the jaw, as well as jaw popping, clicking or other troublesome symptoms. This jaw pain can be debilitating and often causes people to seek safe and alternative ways to give them TMJ pain relief.
The TMJ is made up of a series of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones that move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side. Often times the TMJ can become dysfunctional and cause TMJD, or temporomandibular disorder.
There are many causes of TMJD. The main cause of TMJD is due to muscle imbalance(s) on one side of the jaw versus the other. Some causes of muscle imbalance within the TMJ include
TMJD can at times be obvious but other times manifest as symptoms in other areas of the body. The following can be symptoms of TMJD:
Diagnosis can sometimes be long and frustrating as TMJD can appear as other problems present in the body. This is why it is important to seek care from an experienced TMJ provider who can provide natural and effective conservative care to eliminate your pain and jaw dysfunction for good. Some treatment options include:
Anytime you have aching pain in your face, temple, ear, or jaw, you may be dealing with TMJ. TMJD can be very painful and interfere with your day. Knowing what symptoms to look for and finding a specialist can provide you with healing of your dysfunctional jaw and relief of your pain.
If you or someone you know suffers from TMJD and are ready for help, then reach out to Dr. Schroeder for TMJ relief! While the TMJ is quite slow to heal after injury, pain relief can be achieved. Simply book your appointment online today. Your first visit includes a thorough consultation to establish how we can best help you, a physical examination to get to the root cause of your problem and treatment.
Author: Dr. Courtenay Schroeder
Owner and Doctor of Chiropractic at ProMotion Chiropractic
Pineville area Charlotte Chiropractor
Helping you move better so you can feel better.
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