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You may have heard of how chiropractic care is of big help in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and nerve-related health issues. But you may not know that specially trained chiropractors are skillful in managing and treating other body ailments besides the neck pain and back pain. TMD is one of those problems that it may be able to treat. 

What is TMD?

Short for temporomandibular joint disorders, TMD is a syndrome best described as pain in the jaw joint — the temporomandibular joint — that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone in the front of the ear. It is often mistakenly called TMJ. Specially trained dentists and TMJ chiropractors in Temecula, Valley Center, San Marcos and Escondido and surrounding cities know that can analyze whether the problem is in the jaw muscle and/or the joint itself. In most cases, it may also result from an injury to the jaw such as a heavy blow, whiplash, extended mouth wide open dental work, missing teeth as well as bruxism (teeth grinding/ clenching).

The symptoms may include but not limited to pain and or clicking in the jaw, difficulty chewing, opening wide, talking, swollen jaw muscles, headaches, and in severe cases, neck pain and dizziness. 

How can a Specially Trained TMJ Chiropractor in Valley Center can help?

A chiropractor helps restore the normal functioning of the spine and alleviate pressure off the nerves rooting from the central nervous system through manual or non-force instrument chiropractic adjustments. Similarly, a TMJ chiropractor may be able to adjust your TMJ and relax your chewing muscles with soft tissue massage techniques, laser acupuncture and / or herbal or nutritional supplements  to relieve the tension of the jaw joint and surrounding nerves and reduce the pain associated with TMD. People turn to chiropractic care for TMJ in San Marcos and Valley Center because it’s natural and has little chance of side effects compared to traditional and expensive dental treatment. 

How will Valley Center Chiropractic and Holistic Care help you?

If you have been experiencing pain in your jaw joint, the ear, the neck and or head Dr. John Maher at Valley Center Chiropractic and Holistic Care is here to help manage and treat it by utilizing his specialized skills and expertise spanning the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum holistic tool kit. Awarded “Top Chiropractor in Valley Center '' for 2018 by the International Association of Chiropractors (IAC), he uses suitable techniques to effectively address the problem you may be facing. For his excellent services, he is a renowned TMJ chiropractor in Escondido, Valley Center, and other parts of California. Feel free to contact him today.

 

 

 

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