TMJ disorder is a collection of conditions that affect the jaw joint, and can be very painful. Most researchers agree that TMD can be broken down into three categories: myofascial pain (discomfort in the neck, shoulders or face), degenerative joint disease (i.e. osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), and a dislocated jaw.
SIGNS / SYMPTOMS
· Face, neck and/or shoulder pain
· Locked jaw
· Clicking of the jaw
· Difficulty swallowing
HEALTHWISE CHIROPRACTIC’S SOLUTION
A typical treatment schedule for TMD involves chiropractic adjustments (either manual or Pro Adjuster), applications of heat and ice, and special exercises used to stretch and strengthen your jaw. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to visit a dentist or orthodontist to receive splints.