Do You Have TMJ?
Does it hurt when you chew, open wide to yawn or use your jaws? Do you have pain or soreness in front of the ear, in the muscle, cheek, the teeth or the temples? Do your jaws make loud noises enough to bother you or others? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide? Does your jaw ever get stuck or locked as you open it? If you answered ”yes” to any of these questions, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ.
When most people hear the acronym TMJ, they think of their dentist. But a specialized chiropractor in Augusta GA trained to treat conditions such as TMJ can correct the problem at its source.
What Is TMJ?
The TMJ is a unique joint because of its structure. The TMJ has ligaments and a joint capsule similar to the fingers, but it also has a disc inside of the joint. The disc is essential to smooth opening and closing of the TMJ. This unique joint structure allows the TMJ to rotate open and closed, and glide forward, backward, and from side to side. If TMJ is left uncorrected, dysfunction can lead to grinding of teeth, facial asymmetry, additional stress upon the spinal column, and an increase in current symptoms.
Getting Treated in Augusta GA
Augusta GA Chiropractors Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic have had great success in treating patients with TMJ. We understand that the relationship between proper function of the upper cervical spine and cranial bones and TMJ is critical. We are trained in identifying and correcting these areas of dysfunction with specific chiropractic adjustments to correct any misalignments of the jaw. We are also one of only a few chiropractors trained with the Activator Protocol in the state of Georgia, which allows us to precisely adjust a specific area of the body, such as the jaw. You can read our patient success stories on our website for TMJ and its associated symptoms, such as headaches.
Our complimentary consultations are an integral part of our patient experience here, and you can call us at 706-814-5053 or use our online form to find out if our treatments can help you with your TMJ.
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
Augusta GA Chiropractors Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic provides customized chiropractic care to the Augusta, Martinez, and Evans GA communities. Visit our main website at www.georgia-clinic.com for customized chiropractic in Augusta GA.