At our West Des Moines chiropractic office, we see a lot of people who experience TMJ syndrome. What many people don’t realize is the positive impact chiropractic care can have on the symptoms and pain associated with TMJ Syndrome. We will dig a little deeper into this connection in the below article.
What Is TMJ Syndrome?
When the TMJ joint is misaligned it is called TMJ Syndrome. Common symptoms include the inability to open the mouth wide and a clicking or popping sound when the mouth opens or closes. In some cases the jaw can even lock up. Other symptoms can include headaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, facial swelling, cheek or jaw pain and even blurry vision. TMJ has also been linked to vertigo, sinus congestion, asthma & even heart conditions.
What Causes TMJ Syndrome?
According to one researcher, “Up to 78% of the general public have some amount of TMJ dysfunction. This condition can begin during the birth process… One of the primary causes can be poor nutrition.” Indeed, TMJ symptoms are found in young children and young adults.
Other causes of TMJ Syndrome are poor posture, spinal or skull subluxations, accidents and trauma (even from childhood).
Even orthodontic or dental work can cause many TMJ problems. Even the act of sitting in a dental chair open-mouthed puts stress on TMJ.
How Chiropractic Helps TMJ Syndrome
Because structure and TMJ problems are often found together, many TMJ sufferers benefit from chiropractic care.Chiropractic, by relieving the pressure on the spine and cranial bones, may correct or relieve a TMJ problem. An unhealthy skull/jaw alignment can put great stress upon the spinal column. There are many dental problems that once corrected, have enabled chiropractic patients to better hold their adjustments.
Certain chiropractic and body alignment techniques have been developed that analyze skull/jaw/spinal structural relationships. These techniques have benefited patients suffering the hidden distortions that sometimes arise within us.
All TMJ sufferers need a chiropractic checkup. Anyone who has been to the dentist should follow-up that visit with a quick stop at their chiropractor.
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