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Wasilla Chiropractor May Help TMJ

TMJ Chiropractic Treatment

Among the areas of the body that Wasilla chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It’s easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Wasilla can also find relief.

What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects your jaw to your skull, so it stands to reason that if you have issues with the muscles or ligaments that control its movement you may experience problems.

Some common symptoms of TMJ include pain in your jaw, cheek, teeth or front of the ear when you chew or yawn, clicking noises in the jaw, an inability to open your mouth wide or having your jaw lock when you are able to open it. You also may notice that your upper and lower teeth no longer fit together properly when you close your mouth. Some patients experience headaches, hearing issues, dizziness or earaches as part of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.

Causes of TMJ

TMJ has a myriad of potential causes that your Wasilla chiropractors will explore when you book your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include serious jaw trauma or dislocation, physical or emotional stress or even sitting in a dentist’s chair for long periods of time with your mouth wide open. The emotional stress doesn’t end up causing TMJ on its own, but if you tend to clench your teeth as a result, this may end up causing it. Statistics show that women are four times as likely to suffer from TMJ as men.

Can Chiropractic Help TMJ?

Once your chiropractor confirms that you do have TMJ, you’ll be given a treatment plan based on the specifics of your situation. Our team at Arctic Chiropractic & Physical Medicine wants to get to the cause of your problem, so every angle is explored before a thorough plan is created. Usually, a treatment plan for TMJ will include chiropractic adjustments, special exercises and possibly heat or ice to lessen pain if it is particularly painful.

If you have any of the symptoms of TMJ, schedule a consultation with a chiropractor as soon as possible. It’s also important that you follow any advice or recommendations given during that consultation and subsequent appointments. Every exercise and treatment is designed to remove the underlying cause of the problem and restore your jaw function back to normal.

At Arctic Chiropractic & Physical Medicine our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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Arctic Chiropractic & Physical Medicine
1830 East Parks Highway Suite A120
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 373-5054

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“I am very pleased with the progress I’ve made to this point in my treatment program. Through the process of elimination Dr. Folsom has identified my triggers and worked with me to increase my functionality and strength. So pleased with his knowledge, enjoy ALL the staff.”

 

- Tammy

“The reason I walk today is because of Dr. Folsom. His expertise in chiropractic, his bedside manner, and the use of multiple modalities makes his care so effective. He is able to fix the people other doctors have given up on, including myself.”

- Debra P.

"After receiving 3 months of treatment, (2-3x a week) I have virtually no pain in any of those areas with normal activity levels. My posture & balance has improved significantly. I am so grateful for coming into this office!”

- Shyla C.

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1830 East Parks Highway Suite A120

Wasilla, AK 99654