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TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition that affects the temporomandibular (jaw) joint, which may lead to muscle spasms and pain, possible clicking and audible popping in your jaw, headaches, ear problems, and possible difficulty in opening and closing your mouth. 

This occurs when the muscles tighten, and the skull and lower jaw are pulled closer together and become misaligned. This puts pressure on the joints, surrounding muscles, and compresses the disc inside the temporomandibular joint.

This may interfere with your ability to concentrate or perform daily activities such as brushing your teeth or eating. This may be caused by trauma, postural problems, or oral/dental problems.

Adjustments may be used in your treatment of TMJ depending on the cause of your jaw disorder. During an adjustment, the chiropractor may press on your jaw, skull or upper spine to relieve irritated nerves and increase your jaw's range of motion.


Doctors of chiropractic are trained to relieve the pain and improve joint function through chiropractic manipulation.

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