Are you experiencing pain, stiffness, or a burning sensation in your jaw that radiates toward your ears and neck? You may be coping with a TMJ disorder. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a complex joint that both opens and closes as well as slides from side to side. This allows you to chew, speak, and makes hundreds of different facial expressions. So what can you do if your TMJ is in pain? Here are 5 different ways that people are approaching this common ailment.
These are the options that are usually considered “traditional” western medicine. What medications, injections, and surgeries are available for TMJ pain?
TMJ pain can be related to a number of dental issues. Here are a few times when you may seek dental intervention:
Once again, if the problem goes back to clenching of the jaw, you will want to learn how to cope with stress. There are a number of ways that you may be able to reduce stress, break the habit of grinding your teeth, and correct your jaw pain. These may include:
There are a number of things you can do at home to help your TMJ pain. Some things that may be of assistance include:
Besides the traditional techniques mentioned in our first point, there are a number of alternative forms of medicine that people use for jaw pain. Some of these include:
If you have never heard of upper cervical chiropractic before, you are not alone. Most people only find us once they have exhausted all other options and have become desperate. But sites like this one are trying to change that and help people to see the many symptoms that can result from an upper cervical misalignment, including TMJ pain.
If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, a misalignment in the top bones of the spine may be the underlying issue. Correcting the problem at its source can give the body the opportunity to heal and may provide real long-term relief. To learn more, find an upper cervical practitioner in your area, and schedule a no-obligation consultation today.
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