TMJ: What Causes It? Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Ouch — what’s that pain in your jaw? It could be related to a temporomandibular joint problem. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, often just called TMJ, can be a frustrating diagnosis because it’s not always clears what is causing the pain. However, TMJ treatment options are available, and many people report that chiropractic care can help keep the symptoms under control. At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we’ve helped many Everett residents with TMJ pain. Here’s what you should know about the condition.

TMJ Explained

TMJ disorders are common. They can take a variety of forms and have many causes. Sometimes people even develop TMJ pain without any obvious cause. The main symptom of a TMJ problem is a pain in your jaw, around your ear, or in the joint next to your ear. You might hear a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth or try to chew. In severe cases, TMJ dysfunction can even make it difficult to open your mouth.

TMJ problems can range from mild to severe. Not all cases require a visit to the doctor. If you have no problems talking or eating, and if your pain levels are mild, then you may not need medical attention (although chiropractic care can still help you feel better). If your jaw pain is interfering with your ability to live normally, though, we recommend seeing your primary doctor or making an appointment at a chiropractic clinic.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Ease TMJ Pain

TMJ problems are often related to tension elsewhere in the body. While a chiropractor won’t manipulate your temporomandibular joint directly, they can still adjust your spine and neck to reduce your muscle tension and give you some relief. Chiropractic care can also help to release any pressure on your nerves that could be contributing to your jaw pain.

Get Help for Your TMJ Pain at Our Everett Chiropractic Clinic

Cornerstone Chiropractic can help you with TMJ treatment, along with a variety of other health and wellness services. Call us at (425) 379-6301 to make your appointment with an Everett chiropractor today.

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