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TMJ Treatment
A natural first step in finding relief from TMJ discomfort.

Most people associate chiropractic treatments with back and neck pain. However, you may be suprised to learn that people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can also find relief at LSM Chiropractic.


What is TMJ

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw which connects your jaw to your skull. Restrictions or issues with the muscles or ligaments that control this joint could result in:

Some common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw, especially at the area of the joint
  • Popping/clicking of the jaw (crepitus)
  • Pain that feels like a toothache
  • Ear pain (earache) or sounds of cracking in the ears
  • Ringing or popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Blurred vision
  • Tight, stiff, or sore jaw or neck muscles
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw
  • Facial pain, mouth pain, jaw pain, cheek pain, or chin numbness or tingling
  • Pain at the base of the tongue
  • Pain, swelling, or a lump in the temple area
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Shoulder pain
  • Locking or dislocation of the jaw (usually after widely yawning), referred to as lockjaw
  • Dizziness or vertigo

Causes of TMJ

TMJ has a wide array of potential causes that our doctors of chiropractic will explore when you come in for your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include:

  • Jaw or tooth injury from a blow or other impact
  • Clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth (bruxism)
  • Poor posture
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders
  • Orthodontic braces
  • Excessive gum chewing

Chiropractic Care at LSM Chiropractic for TMJ

Once your chiropractor confirms that you do have TMJ, you will be given a treatment plan based on the specifics of your situation. Our team at LSM Chiropractic wants to get to the cause of your problem so every angle is explored before a thorough plan is created. Usually, a treatment plan for TMJ will include chiropractic adjustments, special exercises, and possibly heat or ice to lessen pain if it is particularly painful.

Call or click below to contact the team at LSM Chiropractic to discover how to eliminate your TMJ smyptoms.

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