Relief for TMJ Disorders

NUCCA | Upper Cervical Care | TMD Specialists

Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain Affects More Than Your Bite

TMJ Disorders affect how you bite, chew, drink, talk, swallow, sing, yawn, etc. That’s a lot, right? Yes! Well, it’s because the temperomandibular joints are located on either side of your mouth, near your ears, 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 causes 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 for their unrelenting malocclusion symptoms.

Let’s do a quick test together during this video…

Our NUCCA Doctors Specialize in Helping TMD Patients

It is virtually impossible to have a balanced bite when your head is not on straight. Yes, you read that right! If your head tilts to one side just slightly, 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. Our doctors are experts in their field helping patients with TMJ symptoms with great results.

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. We work together with your dentist to make sure your head, neck and bite are aligned.

Don’t lose hope! We can help.

Call our office today at (619) 550-4910 for help with your TMJ symptoms.