Chiropractic Care For Jaw Pain (TMJ)

chiropractic care for jaw pain

Jaw Pain (TMJ) & Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for jaw pain is administered through a series of specific muscle releases, mobilizations and stretching combined with at home jaw exercises. Chiropractic treatment for TMJ aims to reduce pain, restore joint function and symmetry.

Before treatment begins your chiropractor will perform a thorough functional, neurological and orthopedic assessment to pinpoint the cause of the pain or dysfunction. You may also be referred for x-rays, MRI or CT scans if necessary. Your chiropractor will use this information to identify the underlying cause and determine whether or not chiropractic is right for you.

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What is TMJ?

Jaw pain is very common and is also known as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The TMJ is located on each side of the head where the skull attaches to the jaw. It is surrounded by 68 pairs of muscles and allows you to chew, yawn, speak, swallow and is in constant use.

A TMJ disorder refers to a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the TMJ and surrounding muscles that control the movement of the jaw.

 

What Causes Jaw Pain (TMJ)?

There are a number of things that can cause a TMJ disorder including:

  • Direct injury to the joint from trauma
  • Improper jaw alignment
  • Overuse due to excessive chewing
  • Orthodontics such as wisdom teeth removal
  • Excessive clenching
  • Cartilage damaged by arthritis

However, for many people, pain and symptoms of a TMJ disorder will begin without any apparent cause.

 

Symptoms of TMJ

The signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder can vary in severity based on the underlying cause of the disorder, however, common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Radiating pain in the face or jaw
  • Pain referral down neck and shoulders
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Jaw locking, popping or clicking
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches

If you suffer from a TMJ disorder call Back To Front Chiropractic today on 07 3393 2201 and take advantage of our new patient offer. Located in the heart of Brisbane less than 10 minutes from the city centre, Back To Front Chiropractic provides quality chiropractic care Brisbane wide.

 

For more information on jaw pain visit:

https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/health-info/tmj/more-info#causes