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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common and very debilitating disorder. TMJ usually begins as pain, clicking and popping noises in the jaw during movement. If not properly evaluated and treated, TMJ problems can continue to worsen and lead to headaches, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating. Many chiropractors are specially trained to treat TMJ problems.
If you have a TMJ disorder, every time you open and close your mouth you put wear on the tissues of the jaw joint. It is accompanied by noises such as clicking, grinding, or crunching when you open and close your mouth. This can cause severe problems if not treated properly, so it is recommended that you seek treatment.
How can Chiropractic help TMJ syndrome
Chiropractic examination and treatment can help TMJ (jaw) disorders. At Better Health Chiropractic, the condition is treated through the use of specific muscle releases, mobilisations and stretching techniques. Various jaw exercises are then applied.