The Secret To Alleviating Your TMJ Pain Is Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor

Temporomandibular Joint disorders, or TMJ disorders (for easier pronunciation), are a compilation of several disorders that affect the joint and surrounding area where the jaw meets the skull. Typically, this disorder can cause an individual to have trouble talking, eating, and can cause pain and swelling in the area. For some individuals, the pain radiates into their neck and causes headaches. The treatment for TMJ disorders can vary on the extent of the disorder. Those with mild to moderate pain or discomfort may be suggested by their doctor or dentist to take over the counter pain relievers, or may prescribe a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.  At its most extreme, TMJ may require surgery, but before it gets to that point there are several therapies that can help, including seeing an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.

How Can an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Help an Issue in My Jaw?

When traditionally recommended treatments fail to help, looking outside the box of tradition may be where you will find your answer. Upper cervical and chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to supplement or even replace traditional treatments for a variety of issues, including TMJ. Chiropractic care seeks to help the body and all functions by alleviating the dysfunctions, or misalignment, in the spine.

These dysfunctions, or misalignments, can cause tension in the muscles, joints, and fascia; which, in turn, can cause a number of ailments, pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. Upper cervical focuses on the upper two vertebrae in the neck, the closest to the skull and jaw. A misalignment, especially in this area, can place undue stress and pressure on the surrounding nerves, including the nerves associated with TMJ pain.

Many clients who have TMJ and seek upper cervical care find relief in their symptoms following just one visit. TMJ is usually a life-long ailment, so continuing upper cervical care alongside your traditional treatment can provide immense benefits and relief.

 

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