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Symptoms You May Experience with TMJD

TMJD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. The TMJ joint acts like a sliding hinge as it connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders cause pain on one or both sides of the jawbone in the joint and muscles that control jaw movement.

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) utilizes a hinge action along with sliding motions in order to move. The pieces of the bones that interact with the joint are covered with cartilage. They are also separated by an absorbing disk, which absorbs shock and usually keeps the movement of the joint smooth.

Often TMJ disorders occur when:

  • The disk erodes or moves out of proper alignment
  • The joint is damaged by an injury
  • The person has arthritis in the joint

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

  • Pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • The jaw joint locking up and making it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • Aching pain in or around the ear
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Neck pain
  • Pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain

TMJD can also cause a clicking noise or grating sensation when opening the mouth to chew.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help Treat TMJD

Unfortunately, many Americans experience temporomandibular-related pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that 10 million Americans suffer from TMJD. In addition, around 75 percent of Americans will experience one or more symptoms of TMJD during their lifetime.

The National Institute of Health recommends a conservative route when treating TMJD. Chiropractic care is just that. It offers a safe, natural, and effective way to treat TMJD at its source, without the use of over the counter or prescription medications.

man with tmjd pain

Treatments in mild cases of TMJD can typically be resolved by learning relaxing techniques that help those whose pain is caused by grinding teeth or clenching the jaw. Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic can help patients learn these techniques!

For patients with more severe TMJD pain, a specific course of chiropractic treatment is incredibly beneficial. Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, TN, has been helping patients with their TMJD pain for many years by treating TMJD at its source instead of masking its symptoms with medications. Here are the ways Dr. Dee can help patients suffering from TMJD eliminate this pain from their lives:

  • Restoring the natural and correct curve to the neck, allowing the jaw to move as it should
  • Reducing nerve pain and muscle spasm by removing vertebral subluxations
  • Promoting muscle relaxation and reducing stress on the jaw joint
  • Providing jaw strengthening exercises so patients learn to use their TMJ joint without pain

If you are suffering from TMJ pain, please contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today to set up your consultation and appointment. Dr. Dee can help alleviate your pain and guide you through techniques to keep TMJD at bay. Through natural and effective care, TMJD can be a distant memory!

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Unfortunately, too many people do not take TMJD pain seriously, or they think it’s just something they will always have to deal with. Rather than treat the pain at its source, they commit to a life of soft food, over the counter or prescription medications, and pain that continues to return. Sometimes, the pain becomes so unbearable they opt for surgery. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Chiropractic treatment offers a drug-free and surgery free alternative for treating TMJD pain. They want patients to live their best life possible, and TMJD prevents that from happening. By utilizing the power of chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Dee treats TMJD at its source! Over the counter and prescription medications cannot do that. These medications only mask the symptoms of TMJD.

TMJD chiropractic

Many research studies prove the effectiveness for chiropractic care in treating TMJD. It has proven itself time and time again to provide safe, natural, and long-lasting relief for temporomandibular joint disorder pain. There is no need to accept TMJD as a part of your life, or to resort to painful mouth guards, medications with nasty side effects, or even surgery.

You can expect Dr. Dee to examine your spine in order to identify any subluxations present. After identifying these misalignments, she can use spinal manipulation in order to realign the spine. When the spine is aligned, the nervous system is able to function as it should. This means that every cell in your body can communicate better and allow your body to heal itself! It is possible to have TMJD relief and healing without the use of medications, mouth guards, and surgery.

Call Healing Hands Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment! 615-203-3505

Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help Treat Your TMJD

Healing Hands Chiropractic specializes in providing excellent chiropractic care for each patient. We want everyone who walks in our door to leave feeling better than they entered. Whether you’re suffering from TMJD, headaches, lack of energy, poor posture, an athletic injury, etc., we can help.

Dr. Dee has many years of experience in the chiropractic field. Her high level of care is an excellent choice for all your chiropractic needs. She stays on top of all the latest news and innovations in the chiropractic field, and continues to expand her knowledge through continuing education courses. Dr. Dee wants to help each patient live their best life, and at Healing Hands Chiropractic, we believe chiropractic care plays a key part in a life of wellness.

Please do not accept temporomandibular joint disorder pain as a regular part of your life. Healing Hands Chiropractic can help alleviate your TMJD pain and make it a distant memory! Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you get your TMJD pain under control with safe, natural, and effective care.

You deserve more than a life of pain and medication. Call Healing Hands Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment. Our staff can help you eliminate TMJD from your life and get you on the road to living your happiest and healthiest life possible!

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your wellness journey!

Call (615) 203-3505 or fill out our form to schedule your appointment today.

  • Abun4ss
    I am so fortunate that my husband introduced me to Dr. Dee and her "healing hands". I have been seeing her for almost a month, and my chronic back pain has improved dramatically. I look forward to our visits and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly heal their bodies. . - Kristen Chase
  • Abun4ss
    Not sure what my husband would have done without Dr. Dee. She has continually sought out new techniques to help him. I can say without a doubt, my husband would not be where he is without her guidance. - Audreanna Hoyt
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    I came into the clinic with chronic back pain. As an athlete I was looking for anything to make me feel the slightest bit better. After a few months, Dr.Dee was not only able to make me feel significantly better but I no longer had that nagging pain while lifting! She's a life saver! - Victoria Hartline
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    I heard about Dr. Dee though a friend and must say I'm glad I listened. I've been to a few chiropractors before and she is by far the most thorough of all. She treats the whole body, not just back issues. I've had pain in my toes that I had resigned myself to live with, but she even helped with that. I send all my friends to her now. - d.w
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    Dr. Dee is awesome! I thought walking around with tightness in my neck, feeling like I was in constant need for a neck massage was just normal. Now I know it's not and it is SO nice to not feel like that any more! Thanks Dr. Dee. We are lucky to have you in Murfreesboro!! - Nan Norsby