TMJ symptoms include:
• Chronic jaw pain (on one or both sides)
• Migraine headaches
• Frequent tension headaches
• Tooth pain
• Ear aches (including ringing and pressure in ears)
• Neck pain
• Clicking, grinding or “popping” sounds from the joints
• Jaw locking open or inability to open wide
Acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ disorder) can be caused by grinding of teeth (bruxism), clenching or grinding of the jaw while awake or sleeping (especially when stressed), misalignment of the teeth (an “off bite”), dental work (braces wear and tear from aging, poor posture, physical trauma (from an accident or other impact), disease (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and other syndromes (such as fibromyalgia).
TMJ makes simple functions such as eating, chewing, swallowing, laughing, and yawning a difficult and painful process. A good night’s sleep is also a real problem for TMJ sufferers. Most of the discomfort is usually felt in the jaw area, radiating to the neck and shoulders. Chiropractic care for TMJ helps relieve the severe head, jaw and neck symptoms caused by this condition.
As one of the few chiropractors in Augusta GA that specialize in the treatment of the jaw, you are more than welcome to contact us for a complimentary consultation. Additionally, we are one of only a handful of chiropractors in the state of Georgia to be awarded the Advanced-Proficiency designation by the highly respected Activator International organization.
Through our yearly testing and re-certifications, we are able to specifically treat the jaw directly using the most scientifically researched instrument currently available on the market for chiropractors. By choosing to undergo these optional examinations every year, we can then assure our patients that we are providing not only the most up-to-date treatments, buy also treatments that can be safely performed. To schedule a complimentary consultation, you can call (706) 814-5053 for a TMJ chiropractor in Augusta GA.