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Overview of TMJ

TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. Often an extremely painful condition, it is caused by displacement of the cartilage where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This is one of the most commonly used joints in the body. (It moves every time you chew, talk or use your mouth at all.) The displacement creates a painful pressure and stretching of the associated sensory nerves. You might have TMJ if you feel like your jaw is locking or clicking, if you have a problem opening your mouth fully or if you have frequent headaches or pains in your neck.  Not all causes are known. Some possible causes or contributing factors are injuries to the jaw area, various forms of Arthritis, dental procedures, genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, stretching of the jaw as occurs with inserting a breathing tube before surgery, and clenching or grinding of the teeth.

Treatment of TMJ

Here at Discover Chiropractic we utilize chiropractic care and soft tissue muscular therapies to work on correcting misaligned or out of place temporomandibular joint and can remove the pressure, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.  To see if can help you call 616-956-1112 today for a consultation.

Symptoms of TMJ

  • Pain in and Around the Ear
  • Tenderness of the Jaw
  • Headaches or Neck Aches
  • Clicking, Popping or Grating  Sounds When Opening the Mouth
  • Swelling on the Side of the Face

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