How Our Beaverton Clinic Can Provide you with TMJ Treatment

How Our Beaverton Clinic Can Provide you with TMJ Treatment

Here at True Potential Chiropractic in Beaverton, our doctors are committed to providing exceptional chiropractic services to help you reach ultimate health. With so many conditions out there that can be treated with holistic, non-surgical methods, most people are not aware that temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ for short, can be also treated with chiropractic care.

What Exactly is TMJ?

TMJ occurs when temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw and skull, becomes swollen, causing great amount of pain and limiting movement.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Symptoms include jaw pain, stiffness in the jaw, headaches, locked jaw, popping or clicking sounds when opening the jaw, facial pain, and difficulty chewing.

Causes of TMJ

There are cases where the cause of it aren’t clear. However, TMJ can occur by the following reasons:

  • Cartilage damage in the joints caused by arthritis

  • A direct impact that results in joint damage

  • The disk in your jaw, which absorbs shock, deteriorates or not in alignment

Risk Factors

Some people are more prone to developing this disorder, and can include the following:

  • If you have arthritis

  • Had an injury to the jaw

  • Long-term clenching or grinding of the teeth

What Type of TMJ Treatment Does Your Beaverton Doctor Provide?

Our doctors in Beaverton can help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ with chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments correct misalignments in the joints, relieving your pressure on nerves and restoring joint function. Stretching exercises to the jaw can strengthen the muscles, and massage can relax tight muscles. Our doctors will make sure to create a TMJ treatment plan that is based on your needs.  

Have Our Doctors Alleviate Your Pain

For more information about TMJ and how to treat it, or to schedule an appointment, call True Potential Chiropractic in Beaverton at 503-574-4872.

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