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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.
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Dr. Ron is a highly skilled chiropractor. He is attentive to all of his patients, and takes the time to look at the "whole picture". He takes a non-invasive approach, explains how adjustments work, and can accomplish spinal manipulation in a variety of manners, including a more gentle approach if you are apprehensive. He continually studies, and stays up on the latest information and technology. Highly recommended!
January 24, 2012