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TMJD Treatment In Murfreesboro

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TMJD Chiropractor

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) is a condition that involves problems with the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. This can result in symptoms like jaw pain, clicking, or difficulty in opening and closing the mouth. The exact causes of TMJD can vary, including factors like teeth grinding, jaw clenching, arthritis, injury, or misalignment of the jaw. Stress can also contribute to TMJD symptoms.

A chiropractor can help with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD). They use methods to fix issues with the jaw joint, like aligning it properly. This can reduce jaw pain, and clicking sounds, and make it easier to open and close your mouth. 

Consider chiropractic care for TMJ at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. Our skilled TMJ chiropractor specializes in addressing this condition. If spine misalignment contributes to your symptoms, our Murfreesboro Chiropractor offers a safe and non-invasive form of TMJ treatment.

What Are Symptoms Of TMJ Disorders?

Individuals with TMJ may experience jaw pain, difficulty chewing, or a clicking sound when opening or closing the mouth. Headaches, earaches, and facial pain are common, while some may encounter jaw locking or a sudden change in the way teeth fit together. Sleep disturbances and neck aches are also reported. These symptoms can significantly impact daily life, but seeking professional help, including consultation with a TMJ chiropractor, can lead to effective management and relief from TMJ-related discomfort.

What Are Causes Of TMJ Disorders?

The causes of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) are diverse, often stemming from a combination of factors. Jaw injuries, such as a blow or impact, can lead to TMJ dysfunction. Teeth grinding or clenching, especially during sleep, contributes to muscle tension and joint strain. Arthritis affecting the TMJ, as well as misalignment of the jaw or bite, may also result in TMJ symptoms. Emotional stress and anxiety often manifest physically, impacting jaw muscles and exacerbating TMJ issues. Understanding these multifaceted causes is crucial for effective diagnosis and personalized treatment plans, which may involve the expertise of a TMJ chiropractor for relief and management.

Chiropractic Care For TMJD Disorders

Chiropractic care can play a beneficial role in managing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) through various approaches:

  1. Spinal Alignment: Chiropractors assess the spine and neck for misalignments that could contribute to TMJD. Adjustments aim to restore proper alignment, reducing stress on the jaw joints.
  1. Muscle Tension Relief: Chiropractic techniques can address muscle tension and spasms around the jaw. This helps alleviate discomfort and promotes relaxation of the jaw muscles.
  1. Joint Mobilization: Chiropractors employ gentle techniques to mobilize the temporomandibular joints, improving their range of motion and reducing stiffness.
  1. Posture Correction: Poor posture may contribute to TMJD. Chiropractors address overall posture, including the neck and spine, to alleviate stress on the jaw joints.
  1. Educational Guidance: Chiropractors guide lifestyle factors, such as stress management and ergonomics, which can impact TMJD.

By focusing on the musculoskeletal system, chiropractic care aims to address underlying issues contributing to TMJD symptoms, offering a non-invasive and holistic approach to relief and improved jaw function. Individuals experiencing TMJD should consult with a qualified chiropractor for personalized assessment and care.

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About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.