TMJ Pain

Affordable Sciatica Chiropractor in Terrace
Affordable Sciatica Chiropractor in Terrace

TMJ Treatment

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), commonly called the jaw, fastens the jaw to the skull and enables smooth sliding and hinge movement for comfortable biting, chewing, yawning and talking. Sometimes injury, stress, overuse and/or poor alignment causes “TMJ”—jaw pain and dysfunction. Our SpineFit treatment can help alleviate these symptoms:

  • Popping or clicking sounds when opening and closing the mouth
  • Jaw pain that sometimes spreads to the ears, neck, face or shoulders
  • Difficulty talking or chewing, with occasional jaw locking or grating
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together

TMJ Treatment in Terrace BC

Our chiropractor in Terrace BC can help you alleviate TMJ pain and it’s most common causes, which include:

Physical injury

A car accident injury, sports injury or other types of trauma can jar the temporomandibular joint out of proper alignment. When this happens, the soft tissues and bone grate against each other painfully.

Stress

Chronic stress and tension cause many people to clench their teeth frequently, or even grind their teeth while they sleep. Nighttime teeth grinding is called bruxism. Clenching and grinding both cause excessive stress on the temporomandibular joint, leading to pain, inflammation and other TMJ symptoms.

Our chiropractor is highly qualified to address these root causes of jaw pain and dysfunction, and provides several treatments to alleviate the causes to relieve the pain:

Chiropractic adjustments

Our chiropractor can correct any physical misalignments in the spine, the neck and the jaw that are causing pain. Making sure your jaw, neck and back are correctly aligned can relieve the jaw pain, as well as the headachesneck pain and earaches that often accompany TMJ.

Soft Tissue Release

This gentle, sustained, hands-on pressure on specific muscles responsible for opening and closing the jaw helps relieve the tension and relax the jaw.

Therapeutic Exercises

Our chiropractor teaches you exercises that relax tight jaw muscles and improve range of motion.

Focused Laser Therapy

Specific red laser lights stimulate healing, decrease pain and inflammation and can relax tense muscles.  Focused laser feels like a gentle warmth and is safe and effective for TMJ problems.