Jaw soreness, clicking and popping in the TMJ, headaches, clinching and grinding teeth at night, even low back pain are all symptoms related to TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) syndrome. Treatment options so far have been focused on a dental approach such as teeth grinding, mouth guards and splints.
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Another solution which can often be used in place of dramatic teeth grinding or in conjunction with other dental procedures is now offering renewed hope and answers for TMJ syndrome.
Stress at work, school and home can all contribute to jaw clinching and grinding. Having effective techniques for processing stress such as meditation, exercise and getting enough sleep is vital when treating stress induced Jaw conditions. Certain parasites can also contribute to jaw grinding and clinching.
Structurally, we have found the jaw can misalign or subluxate in specific directions causing malocclusion, jaw muscle soreness, and TMJ popping and clicking. The TMJ and jaw have become a integral aspect of my chiropractic analysis because of its connection to the upper cervical spine, low back/pelvis and general structural stability.
Clinically, I have found each TMJ joint (and entire jaw) can be analyzed in every possible direction as well as the associated soft tissue including the muscles, articular cartilage (similar to the knee meniscus), and ligaments. We can find your exact misalignment situation and all contributing and related issues.
The core analysis method I use is called the Reactive Leg Reflex. This extremely accurate, and sensitive test allows us to use your own body as the diagnostic instrument. This means we can find out the exact misalignment or subluxation situation causing your TMJ syndrome and related symptoms.
Directional Non Force Technique® (DNFT ®) chiropractic has gained a reputation for producing powerful and long lasting results using very gentle, light force adjustments without joint popping or cracking. DNFT chiropractic allows us to analyze any structures in the body including cranial bones, TMJ, related soft soft tissue and related areas in the spine. This includes the upper cervical spine (upper neck), low back and thoracic spine in such detail, we can essentially clear old all aspects of injuries, accumulated stress and trauma.
Dental mouth guards and splints are great to prevent teeth wearing down and morning muscle soreness. For a lasting solution to the cause of TMJ syndrome, associated headaches and neck pain, further analysis and corrections need to be done. Thankfully, this solution can be long lasting and provide just the relief you are looking for.
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Often, we can accomplish a complete upper cervical spine, Low back and TMJ/cranial bone analysis and correction in 1-2 visits. The goal is to find the causes of the problem, correct it and leave your TMJ syndrome condition, headaches and neck pain behind.
You body can tell us exactly where the issue is using this testing method. Also and equally important, this testing method can tell us if the corrections and adjustments work and are holding. Our clinical experience has demonstrated the holding power and symptom resolution with these treatments can be profound.
Contact us today to see if your symptoms and heath concerns can be address and resolved in fewer visits with, gentle lasting corrections. Dr. Leusden, Salt Lake City Chiropractor. Free initial consultations are always available.
Also, check out this article on the Low back pain and TMJ syndrome connection.
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