Enjoy life to the fullest if you have discomfort in your temporomandibular joint. You don’t have to live with the pain. Instead, schedule an appointment with Crossroads Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Our chiropractor will manage your jaw pain using natural methods. Don’t live with the pain when you can find relief in our clinic.
What is TMJ pain?
Have you ever asked why your jaw moves seamlessly without pain? It’s because you have hinge-like joints on either side of your jaw called the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects the jaw to the skull and helps it move up, down, and sideways.
You may not notice you have the joint when all is okay. However, when your temporomandibular joint malfunctions, you may experience unpleasant symptoms. When you have temporomandibular joint, symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Facial pain
- Jaw discomfort
- Clicking sounds
- Dental damage
Between 5% and 12% of the American population has temporomandibular joints. If you are experiencing the temporomandibular joint disorder, you don’t have to tolerate pain. Please book an appointment with our chiropractor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Causes of TMJ pain
Wondering why your jaw is in pain? There are numerous causes, some known, others unknown. The known causes of the temporomandibular joint disorder include:
- Injury to the joint
- Bite misalignment
- Teeth grinding
How chiropractic care helps with jaw pain
You associate chiropractors with neck and back adjustments, but they can adjust your jaws. We diagnose temporomandibular joint pain by looking at the alignment of your jaws. If one jaw is more prominent, we use our hands to align your jaw correctly. Once your jaw joint is aligned, this relieves pressure on the joints, resulting in improved mobility and reduced pain.
Since your jaws have three key muscles, physical therapy helps relieve tension to reduce pain and inflammation. Besides, we recommend jaw exercises you can practice at home or in the office to strengthen your jaw muscles.
Other treatments we may recommend to manage pain include:
- Stress management
- Nutritional counseling
- Orthodontic treatment
- An oral dental device to reduce pressure
- Lifestyle counseling
Schedule an appointment today
Do you want to overcome headaches and jaw pain using the natural treatment? If you are in Savannah, GA, please book an appointment with Crossroads Chiropractic and Wellness Center for pain relief.