Jaw pain (TMJ) is a common and very debilitating disorder. TMJ disorders usually begin as pain, clicking and the inability to fully open the jaw.
If not properly evaluated and treated, jaw pain can continue to worsen and lead to headaches, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating.
To self-test, open your mouth as wide as you can without strain or pain. Place the three middle fingers vertically between your upper and lower teeth. If you cannot fit all three fingers and you experience pain, it is possible you have a TMJ problem.
Chiropractic Treatment For TMJ Pain
Chiropractic examination and treatment can help TMJ (jaw) disorders. At theAdvanced Care Chiropractic clinic, the condition is treated through the use of specific muscle releases, mobilisations and stretching techniques. Various jaw exercises are then applied.
Jaw Pain Treatment
Our Sydney Chiropractor is trained to provide jaw pain treatment by restoring joint function and improving muscle tone.
Treatment may involve :
- specific facial muscle massage
- mobilisation of the jaw
- stretching of the jaw ligaments
- exercises and rehabilitation
- lifestyle advice