At A Family Chiropractic, we are proud to offer treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, to provide relief for patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to chew, talk and even move your jaw.
While jaw pain and discomfort doesn’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you could be experiencing TMJ.
At home treatments such as ice packs and pain relievers are the first step in remediating the symptoms of TMJ, if your pain does not alleviate, we recommend seeking treatment from your chiropractor. We will help you identify the cause of your pain and recommend the best treatment plan and course of action to help you feel better as soon as possible.
For more information on TMJ treatment or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (408) 271-2800.