Are you looking for TMJ Treatment in Greenfield, WI?
At Hruby Chiropractic, we also treat TMJ. TMJ syndrome is the acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a pain. You may be wondering how can chiropractic adjustments for TMJ help relieve my pain?
According to Delta Dental, “Millions of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches. The source of these aches and pains may be related to one or both of the temporomandibular (TM) joints. Located on each side of the head, these joints work together, with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones, to make different movements for chewing and speaking.”
- Pain in or around the ear
- Headaches and neck aches
- Jaw pain when chewing, biting or yawning
- Tenderness of the jaw or jaw muscles
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth
- Sensitive teeth when no other dental problems can be found
- Jaw pain or soreness that is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon
TMJ affects more than two times as many women (particularly those of childbearing age) as men and is the most common non-dental related chronic facial pain.
Causes of TMJ
- Jaw dislocation or injury
- Misaligned bite (problem with the way teeth fit together)
TMJ Treatment in Greenfield, WI
Adjustments to the jaw joint are done by hand when treating TMJ with chiropractic care. However, before we can treat the jawbone area, we need to clear out the subluxation of the cervical and thoracic spine first. We do this by correcting the misalignment between the spine and nervous system.
Using high-frequency, low-impact chiropractic adjustments, our patients with TMJ can see improvement in the distance they can open their jaws and a decrease in pain. By using these treatments, motion of the jaw joint, ear pain, jaw locking, headaches, and neck pain can be reduced. By treating the root cause of discomfort that comes with TMJ, Hruby Chiropractic can help reduce symptoms, which makes for a happier and less painful life for our patient.