The Benefits of a TMJ Chiropractic Adjustment
TMJ or the temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint located just in front of the ear. This is the joint that allows the lower jaw to move while also attaching it to the rest of the skull. There are several issues and conditions that can result in temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) that cause pain and problems in moving the jaw.
Some of the most common signs of TMJ problems are clicking of the jaw, difficulties in opening or moving the jaw, pain in the face and neck, pain when chewing that radiates across the face, and issues with hearing problems, including ringing in the ears. This condition is more common in women, and it is not typically related to an injury or trauma. There may be issues with stress, genetics, and the nervous system that are linked to developing this common issue.
If you notice these symptoms, contact Richter Family Chiropractic and a TMJ chiropractic adjustment to help alleviate the symptoms and allow your jaw to return to normal functioning.
What to Expect with Chiropractic Care for TMJ
Meeting with Dr. Richter, for TMJ treatment, is the first step in healing and recovery. After an examination, Dr. Richter will explain the recommended treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Seeing a TMJ chiropractor provides a non-invasive, medication-free option for resolving the pain and discomfort of TMDs. If you are ready for a treatment contact our team at 951-817-9815 to schedule an appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10 minutes, depending on the area being treated. How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week tapering to once a week, or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 or more treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt?
Does it hurt?
What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment - occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling.
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