Chiropractic Can Ease Jaw Pain Related to TMJ

Aloha / Beaverton, OR TMJ pain recoverySince injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is frequently quite painful, we do our best to help our Aloha / Beaverton, OR patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC will tell you that the medical literature shows just how much chiropractic can help ease pain in the jaw.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With TMJ Pain and Discomfort

For example, a study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice involved 15 participants with temporomandibular disorders who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back manipulation, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Subjects were evaluated prior to these methods and at two weeks and two months post-treatment. The researchers reported positive results such as reduced discomfort, greater jaw movement, and lower impairment at both follow-ups.

Another research paper carried out an analysis of almost 800 papers involving manual and manipulative therapy for disorders such as TMJ and found similar findings. The authors concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease symptoms associated with jaw pain and other upper extremity disorders.

This is great news since the origins of TMJ are largely unknown. While injury to the jaw or neck can cause pain symptoms, there are other sources to consider as well, such as bruxism, arthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to tension.

First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC Can Help People Find Comfort From TMJ Pain

No matter what is making your jaw hurt, call First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC today and make an appointment to come into our Aloha / Beaverton, OR practice. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!

Sources

  • Gonzalez-Iglesias J et al. (2013, November). Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;29(8):586-95
  • Brantingham J et al. (2013, March-April). Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;36(3):143-201
  • Oral Care. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd on November 2, 2015
May 20, 2019
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