Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
At least 15% of the population in the USA experiences pain or discomfort connected to their jaw alignment. TMJ is more common in women. Some scientists believe women have a more delicate muscle structure through the neck and into the connected jaw tissues. TMJ is often inaccurately diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, Tinnitus or hormonal changes. This leads care professionals to address symptoms rather than the source of the pain.
TMJ sufferers often complain of headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw joints or muscles, dull aching facial pain and many also experience pain of the neck, shoulders and back. The best course of action if you suspect you suffer from TMJ disorder is a diagnosis.
TMJ treatment options include corrective exercises, inflammation control, manipulative therapy, a custom night guard and much more. The doctor will customize treatment to each individual patient to reduce jaw muscle contractions resulting in far less pain, real headache relief and a significant reduction in medication use. If you suffer from mouth or jaw pain let us help. You might be surprised at how many areas of your health are connected to your jaw alignment and the health of your teeth and gums. Find out if TMJ Treatment is right for you!