Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. Often an extremely painful condition, it is caused by displacement of the cartilage where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This is one of the most commonly used joints in the body. (It moves every time you chew, talk or use your mouth at all.) The displacement creates a painful pressure and stretching of the associated sensory nerves.
Symptoms of TMJ include jaw locking or clicking, inability to fully open your mouth, frequent headaches, and neck pain. Not all causes are known. Some possible causes or contributing factors are injuries to the jaw area, various forms of Arthritis, dental procedures, genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, stretching of the jaw as occurs with inserting a breathing tube before surgery, and clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place temporomandibular joint and can remove the pressure, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call (847) (835-4400) today for a complimentary consultation.
Dr. Nathan Zimring & Dr. Candice Subaitis
Glencoe Chiropractor | North Shore Natural Medicine | 847-835-4400
378 Park Avenue, Suite 1D
Glencoe, IL 60022