Treating TMJ Disorders With Chiropractic Care

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ Disorder, is a painful condition that affects a person’s ability to speak, chew, and generally use their mouth. If you’re enduring the often pain associated with this condition, know that chiropractic care makes relief possible.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

The Temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull, acting as a sliding hinge when you open and close your mouth. However, if your jaw is injured or inflamed, you may develop a TMJ Disorder. This medical condition often causes aching pain around the ear, difficulty chewing, facial pain, and jaw locking, making daily activities challenging for those suffering from it. 

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Chiropractic Approaches to TMJ Treatment

Chiropractic care for TMJ Disorders focuses on relieving the pressure on the joint and disc and restoring proper TMJ motion. Our specialists will use non-surgical procedures to alleviate your pain during the treatment, including joint adjustment, soft tissue therapy, and additional exercises to promote proper movement. The gentle and non-invasive nature of the treatment makes it a safe option for most patients.

Acupuncture for TMJ Pain Relief

Aside from chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture is another therapy used for TMJ Disorders. By inserting thin needles into specific areas, you can stimulate the body’s natural healing process and reduce pain. Over time, this could mean less jaw muscle tension, reduced inflammation, and significant pain relief.

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Start Your Personalized Treatment Today 

Living with TMJ Disorder is challenging, especially when coping with excruciating pain. But it doesn’t have to be a part of your everyday life. At Merckling Family Chiropractic, our specialists use chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture to treat this condition effectively.  Please contact our specialists today to schedule your first consultation. 

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