Chiropractic Care for TMJ

Chiropractic Care for TMJ Treatment

The temporal mandibular joint is a common joint that can become injured and cause discomfort. TMJ is an umbrella term covering acute o chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Stress is the number one cause to the injury of this joint. Thousands of us grind our teeth and clench our jaw unconsciously when feeling anxious or distressed. Over time, the disc in the joint can start to weaken causing the jaw to be out of alignment. Symptoms include popping of the jaw, pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, locking of jaw, improper opening and closing of jaw, and neck pain. Chiropractic treatments have been very helpful in treating TMJ problems. Dr. Khodabakhsh finds the root of the problem which is commonly a muscular imbalance and address the problem accordingly.