A Good Chiropractor Can Help
When folks experience persistent pain in their jaws, along with discomfort when they chew their food, they may be seeing the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome. This condition may be accompanied by several other problems, including headaches, earaches, dizziness, and pain in the shoulder or the neck. Specifically, TMJ may come about as a result of somebody grinding their teeth (bruxism), nail biting, trauma or degenerative joint disease, resulting in inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, the place where your jaw connects to your skull. As you may well imagine, acute or chronic pain in this area can be a hindrance to eating food or to speaking. Many people suffer from this problem that can interfere with many everyday activities at work and even at rest.
Since the condition can impact so many activities, a holistic care approach is called for and a solution that goes beyond a simple masking of pain with prescription drugs is appropriate. Such a strategy often involves chiropractic care, physical therapy, or both solutions applied in varying degrees.
Dr. Dibagohar is very familiar with treating TMJ syndrome may be able to suggest some ways you might be able to mitigate the pain by incorporating changes in your own lifestyle, such as addressing the problems of teeth-grinding. Chewing in a more measured and gentle manner may be helpful and relieve some of the discomfort.
With both chiropractic care and physical therapy there is usually some physical manipulation that occurs in the troubled area. Such treatment may address the pain, but most chiropractors and therapists will want to work with you to eliminate the root cause of the condition, searching for a way involve you in a holistic care approach that brings you directly into the process by encouraging you to break habits that may be aggravating your jaw. Further, if they ascertain that the solution may lie in the area of dental care, they may recommend that you seek the assistance of a dentist to help correct TMJ syndrome. Besides for wanting to involve you in your own treatment and care, a good chiropractor or therapist will encourage you to see whatever sort of specialist they believe can be helpful in curing your condition.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms described in this article, contact Dr. Dibagohar and the staff at Premiere Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Stop living with unnecessary pain.
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