jaw Pain Treatment

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is jaw pain with improper jaw tracking that may present with clicking or locking of the jaw when trying to eat or open the mouth. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. Some people who have jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth. The exact cause of TMJ disorder is best diagnosed by a doctor of chiropractic. In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved with nonsurgical treatments, such as specialized chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises.
While chiropractic care for TMJ may not be your first instinct, Thrive Wellness Center in Fayetteville can help you find the cause of your problem and alleviate your pain.

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Why do I have Jaw pain?

Common Causes of jaw Pain

Because the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls so many bodily functions and sensations, TMJ disorders can be caused by a wide variety of issues.

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The TMJ disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment.

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The joint's cartilage is damaged by arthritis.

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The joint is damaged by a blow or other impact.

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TMJ issues will manifest because of dysfunctions in the neck.

 How we help

Alleviating jaw Pain

cervical adjustments

Adjustments made to the upper portion of the neck can help alleviate pain and tension caused by TMJ jaw pain.

Muscle release therapy

TMJ involves a gentle, firm, targeted approach to help re-set the jaw for proper tracking and alignment. Once the jaw is back on track, many of the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ will be relieved and alleviated.

Stretches & Exercise

Targeted stretching and exercises throughout the day can be all you need to relieve jaw pain.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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reduce pain

Adjustments and postural changes reduce pain and decrease the severity of TMJ pain.

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increase function

Restore function, ability, and quality of life with adjustments that create alignment throughout the body.

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decease frequency

Reduce the frequency of TMJ pain with changes that address stress and tension.