Elan Schrier, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Schrier Family Chiropractic

Elan Schrier, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Delray Beach, FL

TMJ Specialist

A locked jaw or sudden pain in the mouth can make even the most everyday tasks, such as speaking or eating, a huge ordeal. These conditions are called temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), and they affect between 5-12% of the population. If you’re experiencing TMJ, contact Dr. Schrier, DC, at Schrier Family Chiropractic in Delray Beach, Florida. He’ll provide you with the proper treatment to relieve your TMJ.

TMJ Q & A

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ, are complications which occur when the jaw joints surrounding the mouth are overworked. Because these joints are used so often for chewing, swallowing, and yawning, TMJ has become quite common.

Symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Jaw locking

Some patients can experience pain or ringing in the ear which often develops alongside TMJ. For some patients, the symptoms of TMJ can be excruciating and can last for a long time.

What causes TMJ?

Typically, TMJ is triggered by muscle tension from stress. If you’re in a high-pressure career or recently have gone through some persistent stress, you might be in the habit of grinding your teeth. Because habits such as clenching or grinding can begin to tire the jaw muscles, they can begin to spasm, which can lead to:

  • Tissue damage
  • Pain
  • Sore Muscles

However, stress is not the only possible cause of TMJ. It can also occur when:

  • There is an injury to the joint
  • The joint is improperly shaped
  • You have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • The articular disc shifts out of place

If you experience any of those, you might develop TMJ. Because chiropractic care reduces stress, it effectively treats TMJ. The specialized NUCCA adjustments also take pressure off the head, neck, and jaw. That, too, helps correct TMJ.

How is TMJ treated?

Dr. Schrier starts his examination by collecting your medical history, doing a physical evaluation, and consulting with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Because the cause of most TMJ is pressure buildup, he may perform a series of NUCCA adjustments to take pressure off the head, neck, and jaw. That allows them to work in painless harmony.

NUCCA adjustments can also reduce stress, reduce the tension caused by TMJ, and improve your overall sense of well-being.

Dr. Schrier may also suggest you use an ice pack on your jaw for at least 15 minutes a few times a day to help with the pain. If you want to experience relief from TMJ and the stress that’s causing it, book an appointment online with Dr. Schrier today: His chiropractic expertise is exactly what you need to begin to experience relief.

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    "Dr. Schrier is a precise, gentle chiropractor utilizing state of the art X-ray equipment and chiropractic technique to help his patients."

    Shelly N.
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    "I have a very warm feeling each time I come to this office. You always are greeted with a smile."

    Diane O.
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    "His care is excellent and i would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks so much for the life changing care!"

    Joel B.
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    "I have been going to Schrier Family Chirporactor for over a year now. I'd like to start off by saying that they are the kindest and most accommodating people."

    Olivia B.
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    "I've had the pleasure of interacting with Dr. Schrier as a colleague. He is an excellent doctor, getting great results."

    Tym F.
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    "Dr. Elan is dedicated to making sure he thoroughly addresses his patient's conditions with a very friendly bedside manner!"

    Michael F.
Location
Schrier Family Chiropractic
315 NE 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561-316-3284
Fax: 561-870-0117
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561-316-3284