Chiropractors across the United States treat more than 35 million people of all ages every year. They address many conditions including back pain, but they also can help to alleviate stress and migraines. They can even help provide relief for conditions that dentists normally treat. TMJ is a condition which chiropractors can assist with. Let’s learn a little bit more about what this condition is and how one of our chiropractors can help.

Man with TMJ

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint or TMJ is a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. In other words, this is the area around your jaw and face muscles.  Both TMJ and TMD are words often used to describe problems related to the area that connects the jack and the skull.

The symptoms related to this conditionvary from patient to patient. The main symptoms are jaw pain and discomfort, difficulty chewing, migraines and searches, as well as dizziness and neck pain. There are other signs like hearing a clicking or popping, and issues with eating or talking.


There are a number of causes for TMJ including:

  • Jaw injuries
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Tension
  • Stress

But, sometimes the cause isn’t even known. Therefore, when dentists treat TMJ they could prescribe you medicines and other treatments.

TMJ Common Treatments

Normally, TMJ and TMD are treated by dental professionals who can use a number of different approaches to treat it. There are anti-inflammatory medications and changes in lifestyle. This includes avoiding hard foods, using heat compresses, and wearing a nightguard.

There are other treatments that can help like massaging yourself, acupuncture, and stress reduction. But, for more serious cases, there are injections and even surgeries that can be done. However, the majority of patients find the changes in their lifestyle are normally enough for the symptoms to go away slowly.

Can chiropractic help TMJ?

A lot of people don’t know that there are other ways to treat TMJ. A chiropractor can help ease these ugly symptoms. When TMJ pain comes from excessive tension or physical strain, it often comes with emotional stress. A chiropractor can help you by realigning your body and reducing the pain related to your jaw condition.

The way a chiropractor can help is alleviating the tension and dysfunction in your spine. It will reduce the pressure on several nerves and alleviate the pain associated with TMJ. A lot of people who suffer from it need regular care in order to keep the pain away. But, if you get regular chiropractic care, you will find ongoing relief for this condition.

Chiropractic in Florida

Many people think chiropractic treatment is only for back pain. But this type of treatment is actually highly effective for a number of other conditions. If you would like to get chiropractic care for any other reason, visit Mauricio Chiropractic at any of its locations and schedule an appointment today!

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