How Can A Chiropractor Help With TMJ?
The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation states that patients with jaw problems and internal derangement of the TMJ were significantly associated with cervical spine (neck) disorders, 90% of the time, even without the presence of subjective neck complaints. Dr. Benson has extensive post-graduate training in treating TMJ and determining whether the cervical spine is playing a role in the problem. Dr. Benson often co-manages TMJ cases on the referral of your oral provider to help you get the best results.
Chiropractic care is holistic in looking at the jaw-head-neck structure and how it must work together. Chiropractic care reduces the mechanical factors to provide a non-invasive approach to reducing the pain and misalignment associated with TMJ. Chiropractic treatment is effective because it enables muscle relaxation and allows repositioning. Soft tissue manipulation techniques, cold laser therapy, and specific home care exercises are usually incorporated into effective treatment of TMJ disorders.
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