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Posted on 11-04-2015

Doctor treats TMJ Treatment in San Diego

It is estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ pain. Among these, approximately 15% will develop chronic TMJ dysfunction.1 This musculoskeletal condition is so common that only chronic low back pain affects more people. TMJ dysfunction can result in a variety of symptoms; from joint pain, jaw pain and tightness of the muscles controlling your jaw, clicking, grinding, and popping. Chiropractors are neuro-musculoskeletal specialists whose understanding of joint function and bio-mechanics is unparalleled in any other medical profession.  Getting a comprehensive history by a trained professional to determine the cause will generally result in an effective plan that will result in decreased pain and increased function in a relatively short period of time.

It is estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ pain. Among these, approximately 15% will develop chronic TMJ dysfunction.1 TMJ is the shorthand name for the Temporomandibular Joint, which is simply your jaw joint.  This musculoskeletal condition is so common that only chronic low back pain affects more people. If you have mouth pain do to TMJ dysfunction it can result in a variety of symptoms; from pain directly in the joint, pain and tightness of the muscles controlling your jaw, clicking, grinding, and popping. Pain or clicking in either one or both joints may be caused by many reasons; from grinding your teeth at night, excessive clenching, an imbalance of the muscles, direct trauma such as a fight or car accident, or even having an improper bite. The pain may be worse first thing in the morning after sleeping, or directly after a meal. Discovering the specific cause of dysfunction will determine how effective and long lasting the treatment will be. Taking a comprehensive history by a trained professional to determine the cause will generally result in an effective plan that will result in decreased pain and increased function in a relatively short period of time.

Treatment can range from home exercises and ice packs, to getting fitted for a night guard or bite plate, to powerful medications and surgery. Conservative treatment protocols should always be used first before moving to the next step. This is where getting a comprehensive exam and consultation is so important. If home care does not work you will need guidance to the next logical step. (Let me give you a hint, it’s not surgery.) Balancing the muscles and the joint itself will result in a decrease in the improper joint motion that causes irritation that leads to inflammation and ultimately pain.  This can be achieved through Chiropractic care that uses muscle balancing and joint positioning techniques.

Chiropractors are neuro-musculoskeletal specialists who work primarily with the nervous system as it relates to the spine. But their understanding of joint function and bio-mechanics is unparalleled in any other medical profession.  Through balancing the movement of the Temporomandibular Joint and muscles Chiropractic care is an affordable and effective treatment option for TMJ pain.

Call Personalized Chiropractic to book an appointment for a low cost exam, or to find a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine in your area. (858) 866-3345

Pacific Beach Chiropractor

-Dr. Ryan Curda

Or visit our Pacific Beach Chiropractic Center at

4747 Mission Blvd #1

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 866-3345

1. http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/

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