Northbrook IL Chiropractor May Help TMJ

Chiropractic Northbrook IL TMJ

Among the areas of the body that Northbrook IL chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It's easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Northbrook IL can also find relief.

For those who have experienced it, TMJ pain can be incredibly difficult to live with. The pain can come on suddenly and persist for long periods of time. Over time, the pain gets more severe. But to the outside world, nothing appears to be wrong. There is no visible inflammation or swelling of any kind. As a result, many TMJ sufferers feel overlooked by their friends and family because of the pain they experience.

What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects your jaw to your skull, so it stands to reason that if you have issues with the muscles or ligaments that control its movement you may experience problems.

If you are tired of feeling misunderstood and misdiagnosed by other doctors, please know that we have a long-standing history of great results with things like:

  • Sudden TMJ pain
  • Jaw clicking and popping
  • Sloshing sounds in the ear
  • Chronic TMJ discomfort
  • ...and many other symptoms

Causes of TMJ

TMJ has a myriad of potential causes that your Northbrook IL chiropractors will explore when you book your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include serious jaw trauma or dislocation, physical or emotional stress, or even sitting in a dentist's chair for long periods of time with your mouth wide open. The emotional stress doesn't end up causing TMJ on its own, but if you tend to clench your teeth as a result, this may end up causing it. Statistics show that women are four times as likely to suffer from TMJ as men.

Can a Northbrook IL Chiropractor Help TMJ?

Once your chiropractor confirms that you do have TMJ, you'll be given a treatment plan based on the specifics of your situation. Our team at Health Solutions Precision Spinal Care wants to get to the cause of your problem so every angle is explored before a thorough plan is created. Usually, a treatment plan for TMJ will include chiropractic adjustments, special exercises, and possibly heat or ice to lessen pain if it is particularly painful.

If you have any of the symptoms of TMJ, schedule a consultation with a chiropractor as soon as possible. It's also important that you follow any advice or recommendations given during that consultation and subsequent appointments. Every exercise and treatment is designed to remove the underlying cause of the problem and restore your jaw function back to normal.

At Health Solutions Precision Spinal Care our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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Health Solutions Precision Spinal Care

105 Revere Dr Ste F1
Northbrook, IL 60062

(224) 723-5728