Jaw Pain, Jaw Clicking, Headaches, Ear Popping and More – Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ.
Seattle, Washington — If you have been diagnosed with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, otherwise known as TMJ, you are most probably suffering from jaw clicking, jaw pain, jaw stiffness, ear pain, headaches or a locked jaw, making eating, drinking or speaking painful. The good news is that chiropractic care may be able to help eliminate the pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic is well-known for adjusting the spine and eliminating spinal misalignments that lead to back pain, neck pain and headaches. Well, the same sort of adjustments that work well on the spine can also be applied to other joints in the body, including the jaw.
TMJ can occur in various ways, from grinding or clenching your teeth, to poor posture or an oral injury. As a result, the muscles tighten, the skull and lower jaw are pulled closer together, and the jaw becomes misaligned, causing pain and discomfort.
If not treated properly, TMJ can lead to chronic headaches, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating, lasting weeks, months or even years.
Chiropractors can manipulate the jaw and muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint in order to relax the tense muscles and realign the jaw, allowing the jaw to function properly and eliminating pain and discomfort as a result.
In a 2003 study, 15 participants received chiropractic treatment for TMJ. All participants showed significant improvements in how wide they could open their mouths without pain following care.
Stability Health Center in downtown Seattle has been treating patients with TMJ for years, helping eliminate pain and discomfort through the most advanced and results-oriented chiropractic protocol called Chiropractic BioPhysics or CBP. So if you or a loved one has symptoms such as jaw pain, please contact our team today. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional permanent pain relief to residents of Seattle.