Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)

Jaw Pain, TMJ and TMJD

The muscles and ligaments that are necessary to use when moving your mouth, is connected to your temporomandibular joint. This is where your skull and lower jaw meet.

TMJD syndrome occurs when something goes wrong with your jaw joints and jaw muscles.

Some symptoms would include:

  • Pain while chewing
  • Pain in the ear, face, jaw, and/or neck
  • Clicking, grating, or popping sounds from the jaw when either opening/closing your mouth
  • Headaches

Medical Doctors and Dentist list the following suggestions necessary in supporting patients with TMJ. This would include:

  • Maintaining the resting position of your jaw
  • Correcting your posture
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Applying a hot or cold compress
  • Reducing your levels of stress
  • Completing jaw exercises
  • Being aware of bad habits
  • Avoiding certain activities and specific foods

If these suggestions are not properly supporting your needs, surgery as the next step. At Sunrise Chiropractic, are readily available to help you in the process!

When your body does not properly adapt, Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) is likely to arise. Please contact us if you are feeling any of the symptoms, so that we can give you the proper support needed. Schedule an appointment today by filling out a form online.

Your body does not have to be perfect in order to stay healthy, what the body needs is the ability to adapt.

To find out more of the causes of TMJD, be sure to check your CORE 4 Score to find your path back to Strength and Recovery! If you want more information or have any questions, please contact us at Sunrise Chiropractic by calling (520) 733-1172 today! We are eager to help support your health, and wellness.

What is your Core 4 Score?

Your CORE 4 Profile Maps out the Cause of your Problem and Shows a Path Back Back to Strength and Recovery

Your CORE 4 Profile

  • Orthopedic- Dynamic Motions Patterns
  • Neurological Control
  • Chiropractic – Cortical Integrity
  • Postural Compensations – Balance


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