Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain rarely occurs on a chronic basis without other symptoms. Today, we will consider some of the indicators that commonly occur alongside jaw pain. Then, we will take a look at the collective symptoms to try and determine a possible underlying factor that relates to all of them. Finally, we will address a natural therapy that has been able to help some patients with jaw pain in case studies. We will even present a case study for your consideration. Read on to get to the bottom of stubborn jaw pain.
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When you have chronic jaw pain along with other symptoms, you may be living with a TMJ disorder. Let us begin by taking a closer look at additional symptoms you could be experiencing along with your jaw pain.
What do all of these symptoms have in common? Let’s take a look at some of the factors that lead to TMJ disorders.
The onset of your TMJ pain could find its genesis in any number of circumstances. Here are some of the more common possible causes of jaw pain and the accompanying symptoms.
These are just some of the factors that can lead to TMJ problems. With that in mind, not all TMJ is the same. Sometimes, the pain may go away in a week or two with some self-care at home. Let’s look at the best practices for relieving minor jaw issues.
Don’t let the word “minor” fool you. You may actually be experiencing a lot of pain. However, the problem is not chronic if you can take care of it within a couple of weeks using home remedies. If TMJ pain continues, grows worse, or recurs, you will need medical intervention. In the meantime, you can try the following:
If these tips don’t work and the pain persists, increases, or keeps returning, you may need to see a doctor. Why not try an upper cervical chiropractor first for a natural solution? Here is a case study revealing the potential benefits.
In one study involving a 14-year-old girl, upper cervical chiropractic was able to relieve jaw pain as well as face pain that she was experiencing under her eye. Radiographs allowed the practitioner to see a misalignment and correct it. Symptoms resided after the first adjustment. Leg length checks at future examinations confirmed that the correction held. A year later, the patient’s mom said that her pain never returned.
If you are living with chronic TMJ pain, contact an upper cervical chiropractor in your area today to learn more. This may just be the natural solution for you!
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