TMJ Jaw Pain Relief through Chiropractic Care in Rochester HillsTMJ Jaw Pain, or Temporomandibular joint disorder, arises when the joint and muscles attaching the jaw bone to the skull become inflamed. Typical symptoms include painful popping, clicking or grinding sounds and sensations when a person tries to chew food or talk. TMJ problems can also lead to neck pain, back pain, headache, ear pain, facial pain, locked jaw and even nausea if untreated. TMJ disorders can originate from excessive stress or injury to the jaw area, but whatever the cause, it can seriously disrupt quality of life. Dr. Ron Fried, our chiropractor in Rochester Hills treats patients suffering from TMJ with his innovative approach to whole-body healing.
Rochester Area Chiropractor Liberates Patients from TMJ Jaw Pain
TMJ problems can be caused by an injury or from an advancing condition, like arthritis. Dr. Fried utilizes his background in sports medicine and physical therapy to help treat TMJ cases stemming from those causes. The most common culprits for TMJ, however, are actually stress and poor posture, both of which can also be effectively and non-invasively treated through chiropractic care.
Behaviors like gnawing on pens, or clenching one's jaws when stressed, put a great deal of pressure on the temporomandibular joint. This can lead to TMJ trouble that manifests itself as jaw pain, neck pain, headache, earache, facial pain and even back pain. Bruxism is an even more insidious cause of TMJ because it involves jaw clenching and teeth grinding during sleep. If a your teeth seem to be unusually worn down, this can be a sign of either conscious or subconscious teeth clenching and grinding. A range of chiropractic treatments like massage therapy, lifestyle advice and corrective exercises can be very helpful for TMJ suffers who are suffering intense stress.
Poor posture also adversely affects the jaw, as well as all of the bones and tissues connected to it. Chiropractor Dr. Ron Fried treats patients by providing postural screenings and corrective treatments to help people not only overcome TMJ pain, but a myriad of other health problems that stem from misalignments in the spine.
While many people suffering from TMJ jaw pain often seek treatment with a dentist initially, we urge people to call us first. While dental solutions for TMJ symptoms usually include sleeping with an uncomfortable a bite plate that prevents bruxism, and sometimes even surgery, our chiropractor can offer better results by treating the root causes of the TMJ - not just the symptoms. He does all of this non-invasively, and in a way that considers the whole health picture of the patient. With his background in sports medicine and physical therapy, Dr. Fried has helped many TMJ patients find relief through skillful chiropractic care such as massage and spinal manipulations.
The pain and inconvenience of TMJ can be healed, and we can help. Call our Rochester center today at 248-652-3343 to find out more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fried.