If you’re wondering what will help with TMJ dysfunction, chiropractic treatment is the answer! At My Health Chiro, we treat many patients who have TMJ in Melbourne with utmost care. If you are experiencing jaw pain and are in Maribyrnong, head on over to our clinic for a consultation.
The muscles and ligaments you use to move your mouth connect to your Temporomandibular joints, which is where the lower jawbone meets the skull. Temporomandibular dysfunctions, including arthritis, dislocation, injury or infection in your TMJ, can cause painful clicking and locking in your jaw, headaches, neck pain and ringing in your ears.
There are many possible causes of TMJ dysfunctions. Some known causes are:
• Physical injury
• Grinding or clenching teeth during sleep
• Autoimmune diseases
• Dental surgery
At My Health Chiro we focus on 3 key muscles: the masseter, the temporalis, and the pterygoid. To ensure everything is aligned properly, our specialists also pay close attention to the jaw joint itself and the top 2 vertebrae because they massively impact the jaw joint.
Doing soft tissue work to relieve jaw pain is a bit complicated to do yourself so it is best to consult a TMJ specialist for this. Once this is completed, we move on to adjust and evaluate the jaw in a TMJ dysfunction chiropractic treatment.
We adjust the stuck side of the jaw first and then the other side with a light push motion. After this adjustment, we revaluate and often find that the jaw joint is realigned. If the jaw is very tight, a TMJ dysfunction chiropractic treatment can be combined with dry needling.
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