Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction causes pain in the jaw joint and limits its movement.
This facial joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull, and is what allows up and down and side to side jaw movement.
Its function is essential, as it allows us to eat and talk. Pain in this joint can be disruptive to daily life. Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction include:
- Jaw clicking noise
- Cracking in the ears or ear pain
- Stiff and sore face and neck muscles
- Numbess and tingling in the face
There are a variety of factors that can lead to this syndrome. Our goal is to restore total jaw function and relieve pain from TMJ syndrome.
A combination of therapies, including a chiropractic manipulation, massage, applying heat or ice and special exercises can begin the process of relieving TMJ pain.
If you have questions about jaw / facial pain, or would like to make an appointment, contact us today!