Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Chiropractic for TMJ (Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome)


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Facial and jaw pain is caused by different conditions, such as local muscle fatigue which could be from the muscle on the side of the head, on the side of the jaw, or even underneath the jaw. The combination of misalignment of the jaw and the neck cause TMJ (Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome). Some symptoms of TMJ are grinding of the teeth, jaw joint pains, headaches, ringing in the ears, vertigo, neck, and balance or vision problems. In some severe cases, the patients are unable to open his or her mouth wide, or hear clicking or a pop upon opening. It is reported that some sort of unusual stresses such as high emotional stress. A severe blow to the jaw such as sports injury or a car accident, teeth grinding, poor diet, trauma and lifestyle, can cause TMJ. The masseter and the temporalis are two major muscles involving the jaw joint. When these two large muscles are in spasm, the patient cannot fully open his or her mouth, and sometime causing excruciating pain. Chiropractic treatment can help and relief of this condition. Chiropractors give corrected exercises and nutritional supplements to help speed joint recovery and improvement. In addition, gentle adjustments and muscle work to improve function in the jaw joint area and reduce muscle spasm. 


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