TMJ Treatment at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, TN
Did you know that along with treating back pain, our chiropractor at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, also effectively treats other conditions? TMJ is a condition that our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Elizabeth Baker can treat. If you are looking for a drug-free and natural TMJ treatment, chiropractic care can help.
What is TMJ?
TMJ is a disorder of the jaw that occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes misaligned. TMJ affects over 10 million Americans, causing the following complications: severe jaw pain, face pain, headaches, earaches, and vertigo.
Symptoms of TMJ
There are many things that can cause TMJ, some of which include teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, anxiety, arthritis, wearing orthodontic braces, and excessively chewing gum. While jaw pain is the most common symptom associated with TMJ, some other symptoms include:
- Popping or clicking of the jaw
- Pain in the mouth resembling a toothache
- A sore or stiff jaw
- Ringing or popping sounds in the ear
- Muscle spasms of the jaw
- Jaw locks or becomes dislocated
If you have any of these symptoms, our Doctor of Chiropractic at our Brentwood, TN clinic can evaluate you. After properly diagnosing you, Dr. Elizabeth Baker will begin a treatment regimen if necessary.
How Our Doctor of Chiropractic Treats TMJ
If you come to our chiropractic clinic for TMJ, our chiropractor will determine the best type of treatment for you. Most doctors treat TMJ with prescription drugs, surgery, and other types of procedures, however, many of these treatments have negative side-effects. If you prefer a natural way to treat your TMJ, our chiropractic care in Brentwood, TN can help you.
In order for our chiropractor to determine the root cause of your TMJ, a thorough examination of your spine and jaw is essential. From this examination, our chiropractor will be able to realign your jaw if necessary, resulting in pain release and comfort. Our chiropractor may also conduct a spinal adjustment as well as massage therapy, recommending certain jaw exercises and other forms of treatments depending on your results. These specialized jaw exercises will help to minimize symptoms and keep your jaw in proper alignment.
Schedule an Appointment at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, TN Today!
If you are looking for a drug-free and natural way to treat your TMJ, don't hesitate to contact Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, TN at (615) 309-8279 to schedule your appointment today!