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Posted on 08-23-2016

TMJ Syndrome Treatment in West Hartford, CT

Do you suffer from TMJ syndrome (inflammation and pain around the TMJ joint) and live in the area of West Hartford, CT? If so, then it may be time to schedule an appointment with West Hartford Chiropractic, especially if your current treatment options don't seem to be helping you find the pain relief you need. In our office, we specialize in the chiropractic treatment of TMJ through a number of targeted methods. We also serve the areas of Canton, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, Bloomfield, Glastonbury and Newington.

What Causes TMJ Syndrome?

There are several potential causes of TMJ syndrome. In some cases, it is simply caused by "wear and tear" on the TMJ joints over time, especially with old age. On the other hand, trauma to the mouth (such as in the event of a car accident) can also result in development of TMJ syndrome. Extensive dental work, especially orthodontic work, can also cause changes in the alignment of the jaw, which can lead to TMJ problems over time. Of course, some people are simply born with a mis-aligned jaw or develop one over time, which usually leads to TMJ issues on one side of the mouth.

What Are the Symptoms?

The most common symptoms of TMJ include a clicking or popping of the jaw when the mouth is opened and closed. However, other symptoms reported include:

  • headaches
  • pain around the ear, neck, and shoulders
  • lock jaw
  • difficulty hearing

TMJ Treatment Options From Our West Hartford Chiropractor

If you're experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, it's important to see a doctor for an official diagnosis and treatment plan. However, when standard treatments aren't effective, chiropractic treatment can often be the best course of action. Here at West Hartford Chiropractic, our doctors can perform any number of techniques to help lessen pain related to TMJ, such as:

Meet With Our Chiropractors Today

Instead of suffering from the pain and discomfort of TMJ syndrome, why not meet with our team of chiropractors to see what we can do? You can reach West Hartford Chiropractic by giving us a call at (860) 232-5556. You can also take advantage of our new patient special during your first appointment.

Have you been diagnosed with TMJ syndrome?

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