TMJ Dysfunction or temporomandibular dysfunction is a problem with the temporomandibular joint. This sliding hinge of a joint connects your jawbone to your skull. This joint is used every time you open your mouth, whether talking, eating, singing, chewing gum, or grinding your teeth. The facial pain associated with this condition can be very difficult to deal with and often, patients head to the dentist thinking there is something wrong with a molar or wisdom tooth.
If you’re experiencing pain in your TMJ, chiropractic care can help. Your Bend chiropractor will help find the root cause of the discomfort. Often it is trauma, but other causes include frequent gum chewing, teeth grinding, stress, poor posture, bite issues and arthritis. Dr. Bari Liebowitz specializes in helping patients with TMJ problems. Myofascial release on the jaw muscles as well as chiropractic adjustments on the jaw are both incredibly effective treatment options. Many patients feel pain relief from TMJ Dysfunction after just one chiropractic treatment.
Total Body Chiropractic in Bend, Oregon specializes in chiropractic care for jaw pain due to TMJ Dysfunction. Let us take a look at your jaw and help you heal. Then you can get back to concentrating on the things that matter most to a happy life.