Several issues can cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms. These issues include experiencing an injury to the joint, improper alignment of the jaw and teeth, overuse due to vigorous chewing, and braces. You can also cause TMJ symptoms if you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, especially when sleeping.
Chiropractic Care for TMJ
Chiropractic treatment for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) concentrates on decreasing tension in the muscles around the joints themselves. Adjustments to the joint generally use a technique that causes a tiny stretch inside the joint, which releases any fibrous attachments made by the body caused by previous trauma.
Chiropractic care reduces the pressure on various nerves, which then alleviates pain associated with TMJ. Many people who have TMJ need continual attention to keep the pain and other side effects at bay. With regular appointments to a chiropractor, many sufferers of this condition find ongoing relief.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help relieve your TMJ pain, call By Design Chiropractic in Ponderay at (208) 597-4033 to schedule a consultation today.
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