Temporomandibular joint syndrome, also known as TMJ, can cause debilitating pain and affect your quality of life. At West Hartford Chiropractic in West Hartford, CT, we provide various treatments to relieve your discomfort and improve your overall health. Before visiting us, learn more about how chiropractic care can be beneficial for TMJ below:
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ can produce various symptoms that come and go. Some of these symptoms include:
- Chronic pain or dull pain in your jaw
- Pain that radiates to the ear and gets worse with chewing
- Locked jaw when trying to open your mouth
- Teeth grinding at night
- Clicking or popping sounds in your ears
- Pain that gets worse throughout the day
- Neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches
Diagnosis for TMJ
When you visit us, we will speak with you about your symptoms and perform an evaluation to learn more about your condition. Since TMJ can also be due to genetics or a jaw injury, we may take x-rays to have a better understanding of your disorder. We recommending visiting us as soon as you notice symptoms so we can provide you with prompt treatment.
Chiropractic Care for TMJ
An accurate diagnosis is essential to effective care. Once our chiropractors confirm a TMJ diagnosis and determine the root cause of your pain, we can create a treatment plan that will ease your symptoms. We may manipulate the muscles in and around the mouth to prevent knots that cause jaw pain from forming. We may also use cold laser or ultrasound to help reduce your pain. Our chiropractors can work with your dentist as well to prescribe devices you can place in your mouth to help your jaw to heal.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, our team at West Hartford Chiropractic in West Hartford, CT, is happy to help. We can develop a personalized treatment plan that can ease your symptoms and help you return to your normal routine quickly. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (860) 232-5556 today. When you need a chiropractor near me, we look forward to assisting you!