Do You Suffer from TMJ Disorder Symptoms?

  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Ear pain
  • Clicking/popping when you open your jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Uncomforable bite
  • Changing bite
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Muffled ears
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Clenching/grinding
  • Neck pain
  • or Dizziness?

You may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a workhorse. It’s used for chewing, swallowing, talking, breathing, smiling, or any time you move your mouth. The TMJ has hinge and sliding motions. This joint is covered with cartilage, and includes a shock-absorbing disk. To move the jaw, a group of four muscles work together to open and close the jaw. When the joint is inflamed or the muscles are tight, you can suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above. This condition can be very debilitating and painful.

NUCCA helps end jaw pain in many cases. The underlying cause of the pain can be inflammation and soreness that can be due to poor posture, misalignment, grinding and clenching the teeth, stress, gum chewing, damage from arthritis, or damage from an injury.

How NUCCA Can Help Jaw Pain

Analysis – Dr. Young has specialized TMJ training and is an expert in understanding how these joints and associated muscles function optimally. During your exam, the doctor can determine the mechanical function of your TMJ and how it relates to your head and neck. Please make sure to ask questions during your appointment.

Treatment – If you are clenching and grinding due to misalignment, or some other imbalance, Dr. Young determines the best way to improve your alignment and reduce your jaw tension. Jaw muscle tension is very common with TMD, and your treatment in our office also focuses on releasing that stress.

Referral – We want you to get relief quickly. If appropriate, Dr. Young will refer you to a specialized dentist to co-manage your case because we have found that working together with other professionals gets you better faster.

Partnership – The chiropractic model is collaborative and tends to allow more time than other healing modalities to brainstorm and discuss your progress toward your goal of managing and eliminating your TMD.

Don’t wait to address your TMJ issues, you deserve to live without pain!

Call our office today at (619) 822-1973 for help.

Guest Blogger Bio: Martha de Forest is a dual degree engineer and certified integrative hypnotherapist. She has been married for over 30 years and has raised two daughters.

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tmj/symptoms-causes/dxc-20209401

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/temporomandibular-disorder/article/what-is-temporomandibular-joint-disorder-tmj

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/temporomandibular-disorder/article/what-is-tmj-1114

http://www.medicinenet.com/temporomandibular_joint_syndrome_tmj/article.htm

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