Dentists have recognized that 5 to 15% of the population has TMJ disorders. Dental alterations of occlusion (opening and closing) of the jaw have largely gone ineffective in trying to help jaw disorders.
Symptoms associated with TMJ: local persistent jaw pain, pain with chewing, headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, ear pain, tinnitus (ringing of the ears) and dizziness.
Considering that TMJ is a joint, chiropractic is a sound choice to help with jaw pain. It has been shown that the opening and closing of the jaw is closely related to the movement of the upper neck. Improper alignment of the neck can cause TMJ. Adjustments for the spine and jaw are helpful for TMJ.
Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction, can also be a cause of secondary headache. Secondary headaches result from underlying disorders which produce pain as a symptom. The TMJ may become painful and dysfunctional as a result of incorrect alignment of teeth and jaws.
Consider Acupuncture to help with the tight muscles that surround the jaws and neck to help to alleviate pain.
If you or someone you know, has TMJ or jaw pain, c could be the answer.