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Non-Dental Approach To Help TMJ

Posted in TMJ on May 25, 2015

TMJ Treatment Los Angeles                                                                      

TMJ is the term used for the painful condition impacting the Temporomandibular joint of the jaw. Symptoms of this condition range from mild to severe pain, stiffness, clicking, grinding, and numbness. Both joints of the jaw can be affected or it may be present only in one; it causes pain and discomfort with jaw movements, making eating, talking, yawning, and everyday activities difficult. 

When someone is suffering from TMJ pain much of the time the only way they can get minor relief is through medications and risky surgery. These methods are commonly recommended by traditional medicine and health professionals but there is little promise of success and the relief is usually temporary with the symptoms returning again and again. 

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There has to be a better option and that is where Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care comes into the picture and offers an alternative to traditional TMJ treatments in Los Angeles. The nervous system, the control center of the entire body, is the most important system in the body yet it is the most commonly ignored and neglected. Far too many people do not understand the impact the spine and nervous system has on the entire body. 

The muscles that perform mastication are controlled by the brainstem more specifically the cranial nerve 5 and 7. When the atlas vertebra is out of its normal position the interference can cause the mastication muscles to become imbalanced which then affects how the TMJ joint fits. Prolonged imbalance causes the symptoms that many experiences from TMJ. Oftentimes TMJ is associated with all sorts of other symptoms. 

A shifted vertebrae in the neck can lead to pain and numbness in the arms, back, or legs. The longer this issue goes unchecked the more severe and intense the pain, numbness, and weakness can be. Most of the people who seek Upper Cervical Chiropractic correction do so as a last-ditch method because they have exhausted all other options. Chiropractic care is often the last thing they consider as a possible way to correct their TMJ. 

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This is a shame because they are not getting the help they need from traditional TMJ treatments in Los Angeles and our unique approach to spinal health can make a huge difference in the quality of life for people struggling with TMJ pain.

Upper Cervical Care is a new approach to health and wellness and it is so simple and so effective; it should be part of everyone’s long term health program. If you have not gotten the relief and help you are seeking traditional options and methods, consider Upper Cervical Chiropractic and see how it can help you get your life back. 

Treat the source of the problem and make sure your neck and spine are properly aligned- it can really make a huge difference in your life and with routine checking and maintenance, you can greatly reduce or even possibly eliminate much of your TMJ pain. Contact us today to set up your free consultation or to schedule an appointment and get TMJ treatments in Los Angeles that work for you!