Mandibular Joint dysfunction or TMJ as it is referred to
commonly, is a painful condition that requires prompt
measures to alleviate pain and take corrective action.
This is one those painful conditions that are often
difficult to identify easily and an individual might end
up spending precious time and energy looking for some
way to get rid of the discomfort associated with TMJ.
Can a chiropractor fix TMJ? This is a question that
requires some understanding of the nature of the TMJ
dysfunction in order to appreciate fully the
possibilities of treatment that are open to TMJ related
TMJ is a
disorder of the jaw joint that lies at the base of the
jaw. The temporomandibular joint in effect enables a
person to perform some of the most basic activities like
chewing, speaking, swallowing or yawning.
dysfunction of this joint can occur because of a
displacement of the disc located at this joint, a mal
alignment of the joint due to several reasons, an
inflammation in the surrounding muscles, an injury
related complication, or even a result of a damaging
habit such as teeth grinding or teeth
relevance for TMJ
care refers to a system of healing that is based on the
theory that diseases and disorders are caused because of
a misalignment of bones (especially on the spine).
According to this school of thought, any dysfunction of
bones or joints will cause obstructions to the nervous
system in our bodies and cause subsequent health issues.
chiropractor is usually sought after for complaints of
back pain. A qualified chiropractor who is well versed
in TMJ cases has been known to bring relief to the
painful conditions following a temporomandibular
dysfunction (particularly so when the causes of TMJ are
directly related to and arising from a pathological
disorder of the temporomandibular joint). Regular
chiropractic care under a specialist has been known to
offer some degree of relief, especially when followed up
or accompanied by other holistic measures of treating
the TMJ condition.
things need to be considered when opting for a
chiropractic treatment for TMJ – a thorough examination
has to be carried out to obtain a correct diagnosis of
TMJ and its exact nature. Unless the TMJ is correctly
assessed, a chiropractic treatment will not offer any
results. Besides, considering a treatment for TMJ
without looking into the reasons behind the onset of TMJ
will also make a durable cure for TMJ