TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that impacts millions of Americans. It is more commonly referred to as TMJ, which is a blanket term used for several issues that affect the jaw, the TM joints, and nerves in the face. While it might seem odd that chiropractic care can address issues involving the mouth and face, Dr. LeFevre at LeFevre Chiropractic in Logan can relieve your TMJD pain.
What Is TMJD?
The temporomandibular joint is an essential component on each side of the head. It is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the skull, allowing your jaw to move. When everything works as it should, you can eat, talk, and move your mouth without any trouble. However, issues such as an injury to the mouth, improper alignment, infections, arthritis, nail-biting, teeth grinding, and more can cause problems with the TM joint.
Symptoms of TMJD
The symptoms of TMJD can vary, but they typically include the following:
- Pain, stiffness, and soreness in the jaw
- Pain while chewing
- Neck pain or headaches
- Trouble opening or closing the mouth
- Hearing clicking or popping noises when the jaw is opened or closed
- Tooth sensitivity, even if there are no dental issues like cavities
Symptoms can range from occasional to constant and can occur at various intensity levels.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with TMJD
Dr. LeFevre focuses on the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and more. Each of these components can have a direct impact on and be impacted by TMJD. To find relief, each component should be evaluated and addressed.
After a thorough examination and a comprehensive understanding of your condition and symptoms, Dr. LeFevre will develop a treatment plan to address your individual needs. This plan will typically include both adjustments and soft tissue work.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to ensure that all of the joints are properly aligned. This treatment alone often provides relief. However, soft tissue work also helps to relieve pain and tension that can affect your TM joint and facial nerves. Furthermore, we will guide you through exercises and steps you can take at home to further improve your condition.
Find Relief from TMJD Pain at LeFevre Chiropractic in Logan, UT
You do not just have to live with the pain and discomfort of TMJD. We offer quality chiropractic care to treat a variety of health issues, including TMJD pain. Call our team today at (435) 752-4747 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.