Why Choose VIDA Chiropractic Studio to help you with your TMJD/Jaw Pain?
The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation recommends examination of the cervical spine in TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) patients, even without cervical complaints. These findings are supported by Cranio and Clinical Oral Investigation as well.
At VIDA Chiropractic Studio, Dr. Scott Evans, DC is trained to examine your neck and jaw to determine the best course of care and if applicable co-manage your care with your oral health physician.
Dr. Evans understands the vital importance and synergistic relationship chiropractic has with true wellness in terms of how we eat, move, and think. He has extensively studied TMJD and has been helping patients with TMJD for nearly 15 years. TMJD can have a huge impact in preventing one’s ability to fully adapt and heal and thus is a crucial area that must be addressed when present.
The position of the head and neck are intricately connected. With proper care and treatment of spinal disorders, TMJD patients can achieve pain relief and correction. In addition, the specific and unique approach Dr. Evans uses to correct TMJD/jaw pain enables the body to respond to dental changes so that care received from your oral health physician has greater results.
What causes TMJD?
TMJD is a collective term for a broad range of disorders displaying a variety of signs:
- radiating pain in the face, neck, or shoulders
- limited movement or locking of the jaw
- painful clicking or grating when opening or closing the mouth
- significant change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
In addition, symptoms may include clenching and tightness of the neck and jaw muscles. Symptoms can also include headaches, earaches, dizziness, hearing problems, and difficulty swallowing. (American Chiropractic Association 2001)
Cervical Spine disorders are perpetuating factors for TMJD even though most patients do not attribute these symptoms to neck problems.
TMJD patients receive:
- Full examination to determine the best course of care
- Pre/post X-rays
- Multiple exams to evaluate progress
- Gentle and safe adjustments
- Exercises to strengthen and stabilize the jaw and neck
- Therapies to re-train muscles for proper movement of the jaw
- Therapies that balance muscles for proper function