• Dr. Michael Myers

TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) is a term used to refer to a set of conditions known to affect the temporomandibular joint.

What causes this pain in your jaw? This is something our office sees quite often.

It’s hard to say what causes this condition exactly.

The cause could be one of a number of factors or a combination of these factors. Stress (emotional and physical) and jaw dislocation or trauma are some of the leading causes of TMJD. Jaw injury and certain types of arthritis can also cause TMJD pain. It can have a wide variety of symptoms that may appear to come from other sources such as: jaw pain, tooth aches, ear pain, ringing in the ears, headaches, migraines, face pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, dizziness and vertigo. Few people realize that a chiropractor can help treat this condition.

Often, these symptoms can be alarming to the patient or even scary. A simple chiropractic exam can reveal whether the TMJD is the underlying cause for this pain. The TMJD can shift out of place, which causes nerves to not function properly, restrict jaw movement, cause inflammation, and ultimately pain. Once identified, most TMJD disorders can be resolved by a gentle correction from a trained doctor of chiropractic.

So, if you or someone you know is experiencing some of these symptoms, call my office for a free consultation and see how we can offer a solution for your TMJD issues.

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