TMJ Treatment with our Beverly Hills Chiropractor
Chiropractic care is not only a natural and drug-free way to treat TMJ, it has also been proven to be very effective. Also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ affects the joint that is found on each side of the jaw, connecting it to the bottom of the skull. When this joint gets out of alignment, it can be very painful.
Symptoms of TMJ
Besides pain, people who have this disorder also experience the following:
- Jaw is tender to the touch
- Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth
- Frequent headaches and earaches
- Tinnitus (ringing in the hears)
- Jaw makes clicking or popping sounds
Some of the causes of TMJ include an injury to the jaw or grinding the teeth. Sometimes even stress, poor posture, and gum chewing can cause this disorder. No matter what your symptoms or the cause of the TMJ, chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat this condition.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat TMJ?
Our chiropractor in Beverly Hills will first try to determine the root cause of your TMJ. This can be done by examining your jaw, bones, and spine. If there are any underlying musculoskeletal and nerve problems, our chiropractor may need to correct a cervical nerve impingement. Oftentimes, the symptoms of TMJ can be alleviated with a simple adjustment. This can help to reduce the amount of tension in the nerve roots and spine.
Besides chiropractic adjustments, other types of treatment that may be used include massage therapy and cold laser therapy. The type of treatment and also the number of treatments will largely depend on what types of symptoms you are experiencing and the cause of your condition. Oftentimes, patients will feel some relief after the first visit but it may take some time for the jaw to fully recover.
Contact Our Local Chiropractor to Treat Your TMJ Symptoms
If you are experiencing TMJ our chiropractor in Beverly Hills would love to help. Simply contact us at 310-589-4373 to schedule your appointment.