TMJ / Jaw Pain

4 Warning Signs of a TMJ Disorder

Every Escondido chiropractor stands ready to help patients find relief from their TMJ pain and problems. Most often, when people hear the acronym TMJ, they think of jaw pain or jaw problem. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. TMJ refers to the joints that join the jaw's lower part, known as the mandible, with the temporal bone of the skull. Both joints are in front of each ear. The TMJ gives us the ability to talk, chew, and yawn. It moves from side to side and also up and down. The jaw has muscles connected to it and the surrounding areas [...]


Providing Relief for TMJ Disorder

I’ve been running a TMJ pain chiropractic clinic near Escondido in California for several years now. And the more temporomandibular joint disorders I’ve dealt with, the more I’ve learned about this condition.  Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is basically pain felt in the jaw joint, as well as the muscles controlling jaw movement. Causes of pain generally vary, such as genetics, arthritis, and an injury to the jaw. For some, the excessive grinding and clenching of the teeth is also a cause.   Most TMJD cases are temporary, making them easier to deal with. Many home remedies and non-surgical care methods work. [...]


4 Self-Care Practices to Ease TMJ Pain

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders afflict as many as 10 million people in the United States alone. TMJ disorders, or TMD, can bring about severe pain and many issues for those suffering from it. The jaw is an intricate joint, and for many individuals, TMD symptoms can occur without an exact cause or reason. Luckily, there are also quite a number of ways to ease the pain including visiting an Escondido chiropractor who specializes in the blair chiropractic technique. What Is TMJ? The joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull is called temporomandibular joint, or [...]


The Truth About TMJ Disorders

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is one of the most active joints in the body.  This means that any dysfunction to one or more areas of the joint could lead to various disorders. Approximately 10 million Americans or more have TMJ disorder (or TMJD), with women being more prominently affected. The temporomandibular joints are located on each side of the face, connecting the lower part of the jaw to the head.  The muscles connected to and surrounding the jaw make it possible for its many directions of movement. The combined ability to hinge open and close and also to be [...]

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