If you suffer from TMJ, there can be a number of causes. One of the first things that you need to do is find a good TMJ dentist that is accustomed to dealing with this condition and how to effectively treat it. Another thing that you should seriously consider is finding a good chiropractor that is willing to work in conjunction with your dentist in order to help you find the most effective treatment options that work for your situation.
How your bones line up?
The reason that TMJ is so frequently connected to not only your oral health, but also your skeletal health with respect to the alignment of the vertebrae in your neck, is that all of the joints and muscles of the head, neck and shoulders are intertwined. TMJ is essentially the result of uneven pressure points that exist in certain areas of the jaw.
This can sometimes be caused by grinding your teeth or having teeth that are missing, but it can also be caused by misalignment of the spine where the base of the skull and the neck meet. This can place an extreme amount of pressure on the area, which then radiates down to the muscles of the face and the joints of the jaw.
Treat your TMJ pain with a team effort
When you work closely with a TMJ dentist that has treated this condition several times in the past, you are much more likely to be able to find an effective solution for your condition. The same is true when you work with a chiropractor that also has similar experience. When the two professionals are able to work together it is possible to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you that can attack your TMJ symptoms from all angles. This may result in better results and less pain for you.
When treating TMJ, it is important to look at every possible cause and systematically eliminate those causes so that you are able to find the most effective forms of treatment. When you work with a professional dentist and a professional chiropractor that both have experience in treating TMJ, you are much more likely to be able to find relief quickly and get back to living your life without the pain and discomfort that is associated with having TMJ.
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