There are many people out there that experience jaw pain or TMJ on a daily basis. Those that experience this know that it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. One of the biggest things people with TMJ dread is going to the Dentist. Keeping your mouth open for long periods of time is uncomfortable and causes aggravation to the pain that you are already experiencing. This in turn hinders you from talking without pain or even eating.
I know how this feels because I have had bad TMJ problems from playing rugby. I‘ve been hit in the face and jaw a lot which causes a lot of problems in my jaw. But, thanks to Chiropractic care, I have not had TMJ pain since I decided to seek help when I couldn’t close my mouth or eat. The realization that Chiropractic helped my TMJ problems is a big driver for me going on to Chiropractic school. I wanted to learn numerous techniques to aid people who were experiencing the same TMJ problems that I had.
It’s amazing that a simple adjustment of the jaw and placing it in proper alignment can help change someones life, helping them live without pain or discomfort. We always get referrals from dentists because they do not know how to treat TMJ. Their patients always ask them what they can do to rectify the issue and in turn the dentist refers them to us.
If you are currently experiencing issues with TMJ or know someone that is experiencing this type of pain, make sure you come in and get checked. Dr. Mckinley or I are well versed on treating TMJ and had great success with treating the issue.
Author: Dr. Matthew Ray
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