Atlanta Chiropractic Care for TMJ/TMD

Dec 26, 2016

Thousands of patients throughout the greater Atlanta community experience some temporomandibular pain or disorder (TMD).

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), approximately 10 million Americans have TMD, while three-quarters of the entire population will experience one or more symptoms related to this condition.

Learn how the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta can provide effective treatment solutions for these health issues.

TMJ Symptoms

Patients who experience TMJ notice a variety of symptoms that include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Painful earaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Locked jaw
  • Difficulty chewing, biting, talking, or opening the mouth
  • Clicking or popping noises
  • Dull pain that exists around one or both ears

Treating TMJ

To understand where your temporomandibular joint is, just place your hands on your face, in front of your earlobes and open your mouth. What you feel is what connects your upper and lower jaw together.

When it comes to treating TMJ, most medical experts recommend following through with conservative, non-invasive treatment solutions, opposed to surgery or implants.

Chiropractic may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatment solutions that are provided by your primary physician. Following through with heat therapy allows you to compress and reduce inflammation that exists in and around your jaw.

When teeth grinding or clenching takes place, wearing a mouth night guard can help prevent you from further damage that takes place as you sleep. Bite plates are also helpful for addressing misalignments.

Our Chiropractors can treat most of the symptoms connected to TMJ/TMD through controlled adjustments that are applied to the jaw, as well as the muscles that surround the temporomandibular joint.

Through continuous adjustments, we can provide immediate pain relief, while also steadily loosening up the connective joints for long-term improvement.

Other Helpful Treatment Solutions

Some patients notice TMJ/TMD relief from the following exercises:

  • Applying ice
  • Jaw exercises
  • Relaxation techniques e.g. yoga, massage therapy
  • Relax facial muscles:
  • Yawning

Visit AICA Atlanta For Immediate Relief

If you believe you are developing TMD or TMJ based on any new symptoms, AICA Atlanta recommends scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced Chiropractors to learn more about available treatment options.

We help thousands of patients throughout Atlanta who suffer from TMJ and can provide you with a custom treatment program that aligns with the unique characteristics of your condition. In this way, we can relieve you of your pain, while also addressing the cause of your condition for long-term support.

Our Atlanta Chiropractic clinic is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may or to set an immediate appointment.

You can contact us by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.


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