Live Well Chiropractic can help alleviate TMJ pain and improve function in the jaw and surrounding muscles through chiropractic treatments. The practice utilizes a variety of techniques such as manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to realign the jaw, reduce muscle tension, and improve flexibility. In addition to focusing on the jaw, Live Well Chiropractic also pays attention to the cervical spine, upper back, and shoulders, as these areas are closely related to jaw function and can impact it. By addressing any misalignments or restrictions in these areas, Live Well Chiropractic can help reduce tension and improve mobility in the jaw.
Live Well Chiropractic can assist with identifying TMJ pain or TMD (temporomandibular disorder), which refers to problems affecting the area connecting the jaw and skull. The primary symptom is jaw pain or soreness, but TMD may also cause swelling, headaches, ear pain, jaw stiffness, dizziness, and tinnitus. Patients with TMD may experience pain while chewing and biting and may also have sensitive teeth and hear clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing their mouths. With chiropractic care, Live Well Chiropractic can massage and align the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and joints, providing instant relief for TMJ pain.
Treating the underlying condition of TMJ pain is a priority. A thorough diagnosis is completed by the chiropractor to identify the root cause of the pain and determine if their services are sufficient. For some conditions, a combined approach involving laser therapy, adjustments, functional medicine, and lifestyle changes may be required. If the underlying problem is jaw or muscle injury, a chiropractor’s services can speed up the healing process. By addressing the root cause of the issue, Live Well Chiropractic can help alleviate TMJ pain and other related symptoms.