Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction is a disorder that affects the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles, causing pain, discomfort, and difficulty with everyday activities such as speaking, chewing, and yawning. Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction may include:
Jaw pain or soreness
Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
Earaches or ringing in the ears
Headaches or migraines
Neck and shoulder pain
Toothaches or tooth sensitivity
TMJ Dysfunction can result from various factors, including:
Misaligned teeth or bite (malocclusion)
Teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching
Trauma or injury to the jaw
Arthritis in the temporomandibular joint
Stress-induced muscle tension
At Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health, we offer a non-invasive, drug-free approach to treating TMJ Dysfunction by addressing the root causes of the issue. Our chiropractors will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Treatment options may include:
Chiropractic adjustments: Gentle manipulation of the jaw and neck can help realign the temporomandibular joint and relieve pressure on the surrounding muscles and nerves.
Soft tissue therapy: Techniques such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release can help relax the muscles and release tension in the jaw and neck area.
Therapeutic exercises: Specific exercises can be prescribed to strengthen and stretch the muscles surrounding the TMJ, improving function and reducing pain.
Postural correction: Poor posture can contribute to TMJ Dysfunction, so our chiropractors will recommend strategies to improve your posture, reducing strain on the neck and jaw.
Stress management: Since stress can exacerbate TMJ symptoms, we may provide guidance on stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga.
TMJ Dysfunction can be a painful and debilitating condition, but chiropractic care offers a safe and effective solution to help you find relief and restore your quality of life.
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction, contact Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health in Mansfield, TX today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors. Together, we will create a personalized treatment plan to help you on the path to healing and wellness.