TMJ Relief in Frederick, MD
If you suffer from TMJ or other chronic jaw pain, you know it can be debilitating. You have trouble chewing and talking, and it can lead to further problems, such as headaches.
Before rushing off to your dentist for treatment for TMJ or jaw pain, consider chiropractic care to alleviate your symptoms.
TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is inflammation of the joint that connects the mandible to the skull. An estimated 20-30 percent of adults suffer from TMJ, and it can be caused by teeth grinding, nail biting, trauma, or degenerative joint disease. While pain can be managed with bite guards, anti-inflammatories, and soft food diets, chiropractic care can be an effective alternative.
Dr. Lipinski can perform trigger point therapy to relieve the tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw and correct any misalignment. Sometimes, TMJ or other joint pain can be the result of a general misalignment of the spine or muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, and back. Dr. Lipinski also may recommend at-home exercises, such as jaw stretching, to help further alleviate your pain, strengthen the muscles, and aid in preventing further problems.