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Chiropractic Treatment for TMJ

Chiropractic Treatment for TMJ

Chiropractors in Melbourne are trained to correct problems caused by bone misalignments, making chiropractic techniques a popular treatment to reduce pain associated with TMJ. An acronym of temporomandibular joint syndrome, TMJ is a term that chiropractors Melbourne wide will be familiar with. Essentially, it’s a catch-all term that’s used to describe pain and dysfunction associated with the muscles that move the jaw and the joints which connect the mandible to the skull’s temporomandibular joints. We offer effective TMJ treatment at Melbourne Chiro Clinic.

The Causes of TMJ

Causes of TMJ can vary but commonly include:

  • Genetics
  • Gum chewing
  • Injury to the jaw or teeth
  • Misalignment of the jaw or teeth
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Teeth grinding

How Can TMJ Chiropractors in Melbourne Help with TMJ?

While temporomandibular joint syndrome is not a life threatening condition, it can certainly have a noticeable impact on an individual’s quality of life, so if you’re seeking relief from TMJ, visiting a chiropractic clinic in Melbourne is a good place to start. Employing the use of trigger point therapy, chiropractors in Melbourne will focus on relieving tension in the muscles around the joints, adjusting joints, and accurately re-positioning your jaw. When this is done correctly, it can be very effective in relieving TMJ pain and preventing it from returning.

Other Tips to Help Alleviate TMJ Pain

In addition to visiting a chiropractic clinic in Melbourne to receive TMJ treatment, there are a number of other things that can help to alleviate the pain associated with temporomandibular joint syndrome:

  • Ice packs – Used to reduce inflammation, ice packs can help to numb pain and promote healing. Wrap the ice pack in a cloth and do not use it in excess of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat packs and hot water bottles – Moist heat from a hot water bottle or heat pack can help to improve function and reduce pain. Make sure to wrap the hot water bottle or heat pack in a warm and moist towel.
  • Sleep on your side – Side sleeping can also help alleviate TMJ pain. When sleeping on your side, use a pillow for support between your shoulder and neck.
  • Yawning – When yawning, use your fist to support your chin. This will prevent your jaw from locking open and also help prevent damage to the joint.

TMJ Treatment at Melbourne Chiro Clinic

To learn more about chiropractic treatment for TMJ, or to book an appointment at our clinic, call Melbourne Chiro Clinic today on
03 9686 2566.

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