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Many people who have TMJ are looking for TMJ home treatments or remedies. TMJ pain can result from a number of conditions and underlying issues. Therefore, it is a very common problem. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is also a very unique joint. Most joints offer one form of movement. For example, your knuckles are a hinge joint and your shoulders are a ball and socket joint. The TMJ is unique in that it functions as both a hinge joint and a sliding joint. That means you can open and close your mouth but also slide your jaw from side to side. Unfortunately, that extra mobility comes with a price – there are more things that can go wrong with such a complicated joint.
Here’s the good news. TMJ pain rarely needs intervention with medication, injections, or surgery. In fact, there are many ways you can treat your own TMJ pain at home. We’re going to look at 9 home remedies for TMJ pain. At the end of our article, we’ll consider an alternative but still natural solution for stubborn TMJ issues.
If you are suffering from a TMJ problem, try these TMJ home treatments:
You may have heard of many of these TMJ remedies for jaw pain before, but what if you just can’t get the pain to go away. We’d like to introduce you to another natural way to get some relief.
If you suffer from chronic TMJ pain, you may be surprised to learn a possible underlying cause could be in your neck. As we’ve already discussed, posture can play a key role in the onset of TMJ pain. In fact, many cases of TMJ pain present with headaches, and pain that radiates toward the neck. This is because the top bone in the neck, the atlas, is located between the jaw joints. Even the slightest misalignment can throw off the position of the jaw. This, in turn, can cause pain.
But how do misalignments of that atlas occur? The answer is often trauma. A car accident, a sports injury, or even a slip and fall can cause minute misalignments to occur. At some points in the spine, fractions of a millimeter don’t make much of a difference. When the atlas is off by even the tiniest of margins, it can have far-reaching effects on the body. It will especially affect nearby body parts like the jaw and ears. This may account for why ear issues often accompany TMJ dysfunction as well.
An upper cervical chiropractor will use diagnostic imaging techniques to precisely locate an atlas misalignment. Then, a low force correction is applied. These gentle adjustments are designed to be safe for those of all ages and health conditions and also to be long-lasting so your body has the time it needs to heal. To learn more, contact an upper cervical practitioner in your local area and schedule a no-obligation consultation. You may have just found the natural solution to your TMJ problems.
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