Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located near the cheekbone where your jaw articulates with your skull. Three types of TMJ pain are usually seen: myofascial (muscle), internal derangement (faulty mechanics of the joint), or degeneration of the joint. It is estimated that up to 50% of the population will suffer from some sort of TMJ pain. The signs and symptoms of TMJ pain are: jaw pain, pain usually increasing with chewing, a locking or catching of the joint when moved, or headache and neck pain.
At Boulder Sports Clinic, our Chiropractors will often treat TMD with Active Release Technique on the surrounding head, face, neck and jaw. Chiropractic care will typically be implemented to the cervical spine and jaw if needed to ensure proper joint mobility.
Usual TMJ pain relief can be seen in just a few visits. If you feel you are suffering with TMJ pain, schedule an appointment today to have our Boulder Chiropractors evaluate you and tell you how we can get you out of pain.