Chiropractic Care in South Austin for Jaw Pain
Dr. James Garrett
We Help Jaw Pain
If you are a sufferer of jaw pain, you know it feels like someone has punched you really hard. When it comes to treatment, you might want to think twice before making an appointment. Instead of dialing up the dentist, you may want to call us, your local South Austin chiropractor.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, is inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects your mandible to your skull. TMJ is discomfort or pain in your jaw and often leads to earaches, headaches, neck, and shoulder soreness.
Sufferers experience difficulty chewing, yawning, and even talking. This condition is common, affecting 20-30% of adults and can be caused by several factors including teeth grinding, excessive nail biting, trauma, and degenerative joint disease.
When working properly, the temporomandibular joint acts as a shock absorber for your jaw. But when you grind your teeth or chew excessively, the surrounding muscles become sore and the cartilage in your joint wears down and can become misaligned.
Our chiropractic care not only alleviates your short-term pain, but it can also prevent your TMJ from returning in the future.
Do not let jaw pain or TMJ interfere with your daily routine and enjoyment of life. Call our South Austin chiropractor today!