"I never would have thought to see a chiropractor for my jaw pain, but I'm so glad I did. Not only did my pain go away, but I also found out that my jaw was misaligned!"
The jaw is joint, like many others in the body. It has specific muscles and ligaments to support it. It can become inflamed, injured, and sore. Thousands of people in Calgary deal with jaw pain every year, and many of them don't know that chiropractic might be able to help. Here's what you need to know about chiropractic and jaw pain.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a condition that affects the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. When these joints are not in alignment, it can cause pain in the jaw, face, neck, and even the shoulders. It can also cause clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw.
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
There are a number of things that can cause TMJ disorder, including misaligned teeth, clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism), arthritis, stress, injury and even poor posture. Many people don't realize just how much stress they carry in their jaw until it becomes really painful.
How Does Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractic care can help realign the joints in your jaw and upper neck so that they are in proper alignment. This can help relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. In addition, chiropractic care can help improve your overall posture and reduce the amount of stress on your body, which can help prevent TMJ disorder from coming back.
If you're suffering from jaw pain, don't wait to get help. Make an appointment at Nostos today and let us help you overcome your jaw pain.