Our Blaine, MN chiropractors at Club West Chiropractic are trained to detect, diagnose, and give proper TMJ treatment to patients . They use modalities such as heat and ice, therapeutic massage, and trigger point therapy to treat TMJ Disorder. Chiropractors also look at the mechanics of the joint to make sure the jaw is tracking correctly.
If a misalignment is diagnosed or improper movement is noted then a chiropractic adjustment is administered to the temporalmandibular joint. The adjustment is very safe and gentle, and often times relieves the pain and gets rid of the clicking.
There are many benefits to seeing a chiropractor for TMJ treatment. Through proper chiropractic adjustments our chiropractors in Blaine MN can help increase your range of motion in the jaw joint. This not only helps relieve pain but also helps with jaw locking, crackling or popping, neck pain and even headaches.
Through a proactive chiropractic treatment plan, chiropractors can also prevent TMJ dysfunction from returning. If you are a person looking for TMJ treament in Blaine MN or surrounding areas, please contact us today.
Temporal mandibular joint disorder, often called TMJ Disorder is a painful disorder of the jaw. Symptoms can include pain while opening and closing your mouth, clicking or locking of your jaw, and difficultly chewing. The pain caused by TMJ Disorder is most often located in front of the ear but can also be present in the cheeks, temples, and teeth. More severe cases can even cause referral pain in the form of headaches, earaches, and toothaches.
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
There are many causes of TMJ Disorder such as muscular tightness, degenerative joint disease, and joint dislocation. The most common cause and the easiest to treat is TMJ Disorder caused by muscle tightness. Muscles can tighten up and cause pain due to excessive chewing, favoring one side when you chew, poor dental work, clenching your teeth together, grinding your teeth when you sleep, and much more.