A TMJ Chiropractor eases the problems that are occurring in the jaw bones and joints such as pain and clicking for TMJ pain treatment (Temporomandibular joint disorder).
Chiropractors use gentle natural treatments to give relief for pain just below or next to the ear.
As a result patients suffering from this disorder are most likely to suffer from ear related problems such cracking or hearing the joints pop as the mouth opens. The joints in normal condition are supposed to act as shock absorbers, the cushioning effect seems to decrease if any joints experience misalignment or suffer cartilage breakdown.
Stress caused by chewing may at times cause unbearable pain to the patient’s joints and also to the neighboring muscles, the patient may also suffer from headache, jaw pains, dizziness and earache as a result of disturbance to normal functioning.
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What are the Causes of TMJ?
Causes of TMJ may be: jaw trauma, an uneven bite, grinding of teeth, bite imbalance as a result of dental restoration, bruxism, a wide yawn, prolonged chewing or having an open mouth for a long period of time.
It’s advisable to consult a chiropractor if popping or clicking noises are heard just in front of the ear when the mouth is open.
To determine if the symptoms are as a result of TMJ, x-rays are carried out to determine the TMJ’s area of disfunction. The tests and their analysis help the chiropractor to plan and device a good treatment method and determine the root cause to the problem and resultant pain.
Sould I Choose a TMJ Dentist or Chiropractor?
When trying to decide between a dentist or chiropractor for TMJ jaw pain, it’s important to consider your individual needs. Both types of healthcare providers can offer relief in different ways. Dentists specialize in treating the jaw joint, while chiropractors focus on alignment and improving muscle function around the jaw.
Depending on the intensity of the pain and underlying causes, you may need to combine dentist treatments with regular adjustments from a chiropractor.
Speak with both your dentist and us about all aspects of your condition, so that together we can determine how best to treat it and get you back to feeling relaxed and healthy again.
TMJ Chiropractor for Jaw Pain and Clicking
A chiropractor for TMJ pain is an effective treatment for TMJ pain relief. It involves therapy to help relieve pain, muscle spasms around the joint, and inflammation.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for TMJ
Chiropractic treatment aims at reliving muscle tension around the joints working from both the inside and outside the mouth. The Trigger point method eases pain as it corrects the misalignment between the nervous system and the spine. This is more effective as it relaxes the muscles, uses certain trigger points to accurately position the jaw, and adjust joints other than having to change diet or even having to modify teeth.
Chiropractic Care Combined With Physiotherapy for TMJ
Dr. Kris may suggest different types of therapies as Core Wellness Centre is a full-functioning clinic with all the latest technologies. Along with Chiropractic Care, we have Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Cold Laser and Shockwave Therapies and more.
Cold laser therapy is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, and ultrasound therapy may be used to reduce inflammation as well as muscle spasms. The activator method that uses a tool to delivers low impact, high frequency adjustments to trigger points is considered the most effective form of chiropractic treatment.
How a TMJ Chiropractor Adjustment Works
A Chiropractor for TMJ will be able to use gentle chiropractic adjustments to align the neck, spine and jaw area. If x-rays are required they can be taken on site and can show areas of misalignment causing the problem.
At Core Wellness Centre, Dr. Kris is a chiropractor that specializes in accidents and injuries, TMJ and headaches. We provide a digital posture analysis, cold laser therapy and exercise routines to facilitate healing.
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