The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which normally keeps the movement smooth.
Pain can occur if the disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment, the joint’s cartilage is damaged by arthritis, the joint is damaged by a blow or other impact.
Other Causes of TMJ:
- Chewing gum
- Jaw misalignment
- Teeth grinding
The list goes on… but if you are one who takes pain medications for quick relief to help mask these symptoms, then not only are you are putting yourself at serious risk for longer terms issues such as damage to your kidney’s and liver, but you never get down to the root cause as to why the symptom persists.
Research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are effective for treating TMJ. They have also shown that ongoing Chiropractic care may help prevent unnecessary tension and irritation in the head and jaw. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment of TMJ.
We see individuals of all ages in our clinic nearly every week with TMJ, and the good news is that Dr. Brenda Fortin has 16 years of experience, so you are indeed coming to the right place for your migraines relief.
It’s our mission to help people live healthier lives. If you have read this page, then you are likely experiencing these conditions and need to take the next step in freeing yourself from pain and moving in the direction of living a healthier life. Schedule an appointment today using our online form or call us via phone 763-478-3978.