What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition that causes pain in the jaw, head and face. TMJs are the hinged jaw joints located in front of the ears. These joints are essential for jaw movement, helping the mouth open and close for actions such as chewing and speaking.

Muscle tension from clenching or grinding teeth, arthritis, injuries and stress can put pressure on facial nerves, leading to TMJ disorder. Common symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Headaches and earaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Clicking sounds

TMJ disorder can make it difficult to eat, talk and even brush your teeth.

The Benefits of a Chiropractor for TMJ

Chiropractors can help ease TMJ symptoms by:

  • Aligning out-of-place vertebrae: Trauma and injuries can cause spinal misalignments that irritate various nerves, including ones that travel to the jaw and face. A chiropractor can realign the spine and ease pressure and irritation on nerves, helping reduce TMJ symptoms.

  • Restoring communication in the body: Spinal misalignment can inhibit communication pathways between the brain and nerves in the face, resulting in painful TMJ symptoms. Chiropractors can alleviate pain by restoring those pathways.

  • Encouraging natural healing: Spinal adjustments from professional chiropractors offer holistic care that can benefit the entire body. With the spine in its proper place, the body can work on healing and reducing painful symptoms.

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Why Choose Lazar Spinal Care as Your TMJ Chiropractor?

Lazar Spinal Care is dedicated to your health and well-being, which is why we use approaches that address the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain. We'll provide the care you need to get back to living a life you love.

As Ann Arbor's only QSM3 office, we have the progressive upper cervical chiropractic techniques to help you find relief. We use specific, gentle adjustments that care for and balance your spine without popping, cracking or twisting.

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When you need noninvasive, effective care for TMJ, come to Lazar Spinal Care. We'll work with you to see if chiropractic care is right for you. Contact us online to learn more about our TMJ care capabilities, or request an appointment

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