TMJ Pain

TMJ Pain

Most people associate chiropractic care with the correction of problems with the back, neck, and spine. But your chiropractor may also be able to relieve pain in your jaw, specifically your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which can be a common sore spot for many people.

What Is TMJ?

TMJ is the shortened name for temporomandibular joint disorders, and it describes a wide group of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles, and facial nerves. It occurs when the connecting point between the jaw and the skull becomes painful and swollen. Causes of the disorder can vary widely, and in some cases, there is no known cause.

What Are The Symptoms Of TMJ Issues?

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Trouble chewing or talking
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking when opening and closing the mouth

How Our Chiropractic Team Can Help Ease Your TMJ Symptoms

When a patient’s TMJ is due to incorrectly positioned bones and muscles in the neck, a chiropractor may be able to help ease this condition. At Performance Health & Wellness, your physician will determine the best treatment plan to deal with your TMJ. Your chiropractor may try to alleviate tension and dysfunction in the spine through chiropractic adjustment, which works to reduce the pressure on various nerves thereby helping to alleviate pain associated with TMJ. Myofascial release and advanced massage release techniques may also be used. This involves working on the muscles and soft tissues of the neck, shoulders, jaw, and head to relax muscles and soft tissue in order to optimize their function.

Active Release Therapy (ART) is another treatment option to deal with your TMJ pain, which is meant to release scar tissue and thereby reduce the associated pain and discomfort. Your chiropractor may also work with your dentist to ensure the treatment chosen is the correct one for you, and/or advise you of certain postural changes you can make, especially in the upper neck, which could be causing or contributing to your TMJ as well. Many people who have TMJ need continual care in order to keep the pain and other side effects away.

ART for Optimal Health

Active Release Therapy (ART) is a specialized movement-based massage technique used to treat a spectrum of injuries of soft tissue. We believe in measurable results offered by ART for a variety of conditions. The entire team at Performance Health & Wellness are ART certified at the highest Level and Dr. Christian Barney is a lead instructor on the board of education for ART.

Let us show you how ART can help you live your best life. Call (949) 476-1250.

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Performance Health & Wellness is a full-service Wellness Facility located in Irvine California. Our team of Chiropractors, Active Release Technique Practitioners, Movement Therapists, and Wellness Therapists will support you on your journey to energized movement and comprehensive health and wellness.

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