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Posted on 02-02-2018

TMJ Treatment from Your Bloomington Chiropractor

TMJ Treatment

Developing pain in your jaw may relate to the temporomandibular joint. By understanding the potential risks of developing clear discomfort and pain in the area, you focus on healing and recovering from the discomfort. At True Health Chiropractic and Massage, we offer treatments for TMJ disorders that may impact your health.

What is a TMJ Disorder?

A TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a problem that occurs at the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. The discomfort may stem from an injury to the area, poor tooth alignment or grind your teeth. The pain may also relate to poor posture or chewing gum in certain situations.

Common symptoms associated with the disorder include:

  • Earaches
  • Pain in the jaw or at the joint
  • Clicking when you chew or move your jaw
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness and soreness in the jaw

When you have the condition, you want to address the underlying problems at an early stage. By treating the pain, you reduce the risk of your symptoms worsening.

Treatments from a Chiropractor in Bloomington

A chiropractor in Bloomington provides treatments to help with the pain in your jaw by addressing the underlying causes of the problem. Since the pain may relate to poor posture, grinding your teeth or injuries to the joint, you want to clarify the cause of your pain. A chiropractor evaluates the situation and develops a personalized plan based on the cause of the jaw pain.

We may use adjustments to improve your posture and reduce the pain in your body that stem from the condition. We also recommend options when the cause of your pain relates directly to lifestyle factors. We may recommend options to reduce teeth grinding or to help with arthritis pain that may impact the joint.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Bloomington Chiropractor

Treating jaw pain from TMJ conditions depend on the situation and the cause of your pain. While some factors may require traditional treatment strategies, we offer holistic and natural ways to handle the pain of the condition. To learn more or to set up an appointment, call 309-585-0704 today.

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