Can TMD Symptoms Be Alleviated by a Chiropractor?

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Can TMD Symptoms Be Alleviated by a Chiropractor?

If you experience pain every time food is chewed on, we can provide you with the relief you’re looking for. Chewing pain is symptomatic of TMD (temporomandibular disorder). This condition affects the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), along with the facial muscles that surround it.

TMD can be caused by all sorts of things, and treatment is available for this condition, one of which involves a visit to a chiropractor. Physically manipulating your jaw muscles and joints can alleviate pain that comes with TMD.

What Is TMD Caused By?

TMD happens to be a very general term. It covers the following disorders:

In addition to shoulder, neck, facial, and jaw pain, TMD stimulates issues with opening and closing your mouth, and many other symptoms.

Behaviors, hormones, and genetics can be aspects of TMD. Its causes include the following:

The specific cause is not known, though. As a result, when dental specialists or dentists treat TMD, several approaches may be prescribed.

What Is a Chiropractor’s Role When It Comes to TMD and TMJ Treatment?

A licensed chiropractor can adjust muscles, bones, and joints to reduce pain and improve function for a patient. A chiropractor that specializes in TMJ treatment can make adjustments like this to alleviate TMJ/TMD symptoms, which includes:

A chiropractor may need to be visited multiple times, if not regularly, for the sake of managing symptoms of TMD.

TMD Treatments

In addition to chiropractic care, other treatments for TMD or TMJ may include the following:

A dental professional should be consulted about seeing a chiropractor to treat TMD if you have been diagnosed with it. In order to reduce your symptoms, you may be encouraged to visit a chiropractor as an exclusive treatment, or as part of a series of treatments involving other approaches. In doing so, the pain will be eased, allowing you to eat without suffering.

Author
Elan Schrier Dr. Elan Schrier is the clinic director of Schrier Family Chiropractic. He focuses in upper cervical chiropractic and continuously is training to improve the quality of his patients' lives. He has a lot of success with difficult vertigo, migraine, and fibromyalgia patients.

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