Understanding Jaw Pain and TMJ Treatment
Jaw pain, or “temporomandibular joint” (TMJ) syndrome, can be such a pain! It hurts to talk, it hurts to eat sometimes, or it hurts just to open your mouth. When the jaw pain is bad, in some cases it can even lead to headaches and tension around the neck.
Chiropractic treatment of the TMJ joint focuses on relieving tension in the muscles around the joints, using trigger point therapy to alleviate the jaw pain associated with TMJ. In some cases, misalignment of the jaw that results from bad posture or a pre-existing back problem can cause TMJ joint disorder.
Here at Adaptive Chiropractic in Richmond, our approach to TMJ treatment caused by misalignment in your neck and upper back is to perform chiropractic adjustments on your spinal joints around these problematic areas. We also use cranial therapy to help alleviate tension in the skull to further improve painful TMJ associated symptoms.
Common symptoms of jaw pain or TMJ
Besides pain or tenderness of the jaw, here are some of the symptoms that might indicate a need for jaw pain or TMJ treatment:
- Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
- A clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth of chew, accompanied by pain or limitation of movement
Depending on the causes of your jaw pain, our chiropractic TMJ treatments and exercises can help to improve motion of your TMJ joint. This in turn causes related symptoms such as ear pain, jaw locking, headaches, and neck pain to be reduced.
Your chiropractor in Richmond that truly cares for your wellbeing
Adaptive Chiropractic is proud of our holistic chiropractic care approach. Not only do we use safe yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief in the treatment of jaw pain and TMJ, but we also want to support you to reach and maintain optimal health.
Our founder Dr Clarence Ho is passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. In addition to specialising in jaw pain treatments, spine related treatments, back pain and posture correction, he also assists patients with pregnancy related pain, migraines and depleted energy. He treats a wide range of people, from infants to senior adults and elite athletes.
Easy access and quality care in our Richmond clinic
Located behind Richmond’s Epworth Hospital, Adaptive Chiropractic provides outstanding jaw pain treatment in a warm and inviting practice. With our convenient location, we are able to serve clients coming in from Melbourne, particularly Richmond. We believe in providing a fun and safe working environment, not just for our patients but also for our practitioners.
Our founders have lived and/or worked in Richmond for over 10 years, and are uniquely positioned to understand and serve the health and wellbeing needs of the local community. Our practitioners care more because they are looked after well, and this in turn allows them to focus on their patients.
Experiencing jaw pain and other TMJ related symptoms? Contact us for more information, or make an appointment to see our chiropractor today.