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TMJ Treatment with Chiropractic Care

Written By Integrity Chiropractic Inc on January 18, 2022


If you’re waking up with jaw soreness or struggling to fully open your mouth without hearing a popping sound, you may be suffering from TMJ. This condition can be extremely painful and limit your ability to speak correctly. Luckily, you can treat your TMJ without surgery or prescription drugs with our expert chiropractic care at Integrity Chiropractic Inc. 

What is TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your skull. It allows you to open your mouth and perform functions like chewing, speaking, and yawning. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is defined as a malfunction of the temporomandibular joint. The condition can cause pain, swelling, and excessive wear on your teeth. If left untreated, TMJ can also lead to jaw issues and teeth fractures. 

The exact cause of your TMJ can vary based on your environment, lifestyle, and overall health. However, chronic stress is one of the most common risk factors for TMJ. Excessive tension can lead to bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching), which places large amounts of force on your delicate temporomandibular joints. Arthritis in the jaw joints could also be to blame. 

How can chiropractic help my TMJ?

While many people associate chiropractic with back issues, the method is also extremely effective for treating other ailments like TMJ. Your jaw is in close proximity to your spinal cord, making vertebral subluxations an effective solution for pain relief. Your chiropractor is also able to provide gentle adjustments to your facial muscles, neck, and cervical spine. 

To protect you from germs and bacteria, your chiropractor will be sure to wear medical gloves before touching your face. With all of your muscles and joints in proper alignment, your TMJ can begin to heal without the aid of prescription medications or invasive surgeries. 

Why should I choose Integrity Chiropractic Inc?

Dr. Rocky Sexton and Dr. Franklin Short are family-oriented medical professionals who provide chiropractic care and massage therapy to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. You will receive personalized treatment that is unique to your condition, age, and overall health. 

Schedule an Appointment for TMJ Treatment

Soothe your TMJ pain and revitalize your well-being with our non-invasive chiropractic treatments. To schedule an appointment at Integrity Chiropractic Inc, call (304) 252-3333 or send us a message here

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