Relief from TMJD is just around the corner with help from your local chiropractor

Relief from TMJD is just around the corner with help from your local chiropractor

Do you experience chronic pain in your jaw, difficulty opening it fully, or having it lock up? Perhaps there’s a popping or clicking sound when you open and close your mouth. If so, you could be one of the estimated 10 million Americans that suffer from some form of TMJD.

TMJD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is inflammation and dysfunction occurring around the joint where your jaw attaches to your skull just in front of your ears. There is no consensus on what causes TMJD, but many researchers point to bruxism (grinding your teeth), poorly aligned bite, nail biting, or even injuries to the jaw as possible factors.

Some people find temporary relief with massage or cold packs, and others turn to irreversible procedures like filing down the teeth or even surgery. While the pain and discomfort TMJD causes can come and go, the underlying issue of a misaligned jaw remains.

Luckily, there is a method many people don’t realize has proven effective in not only relieving the symptoms, but targeting the underlying cause: chiropractic.

With the implementation of specific scientific adjustments, your Chiropractic Physician is able to realign the joint and allow your body’s natural healing process to take over. By focusing on restoring the body’s ability to heal itself, Chiropractic is able to provide a non-invasive and non-surgical solution for people seeking relief from TMJD.

The Chiropractic profession applies this same philosophy to the entire body: by restoring your body’s own healing ability, you are able to take your health into your own hands without the use of pills, injections, or surgical procedures. Give our office a call, and we can help you find a Chiropractor near you!

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.