Relief for TMJ DisordersNUCCA | Upper Cervical Care | TMD Specialists
Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
TMJ Disorders affect how you bite, chew, drink, talk, sing, yawn, etc. They are located on either side of your mouth and act like a hinge between your upper and lower jaw. These joints are critical 24 hours a day. According to the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), when this joint becomes misaligned, it can cause incredible pain and a host of symptoms like neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, vision loss, eye pain and hearing loss.
By the time someone has come in for a consultation in our office, they have already gone to their dentist, primary care doctor, and been referred to an EENT specialist. They are still searching for help with their unrelenting symptoms.
How Your Head and Neck Affect Your Jaw
Upper cervical care is extremely specific in returning the head and neck to a more neutral position with gentle adjustments. There is an intimate connection between the temporomandibular joints and the upper neck and skull. The upper jaw is attached to your skull making up 50% of the temporomandibular joint. Upper neck misalignments and TMJ disorders are equally linked to trauma, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, facial pain, neck pain and shoulder pain.
ICCMO, a society of specialized neuromuscular dentists, endorses NUCCA doctors to help balance the bite and alleviate TMJ symptoms.
Our NUCCA Doctors Specialize in Helping TMD Patients
It is virtually impossible to have a balanced bite when your head is not on straight. If your head tilts to one side, your jaw swings to the opposite side causing you to grind your teeth. Oftentimes a night guard is prescribed but that doesn’t get to the root cause of the problem because your head is still tilted. Our NUCCA | Upper Cervical Care doctors literally get your head on straight which helps the biomechanics of your jaw and improves your bite. Dr. Devin Young and Dr. Jeanett Tapia are experts in their field helping patients with TMJ symptoms with great success.
Don’t lose hope! We can help.
Call our office today at (619) 756-7510 for help with your TMJ symptoms.