Get relief from temporomandibular joint disorder through natural methods
The jaw joint plays a vital role in enabling us to perform all jaw movements like chewing foods and talking. This jaw is also known as temporomandibular joint, or TMJ in short.
What is temporomandibular joint disorder?
Any pain that affects the jaw joints is called TMJ disorder. It most cases, it makes it very difficult to chew food. The usual symptoms are severe jaw pain and tightening of the muscles. The patients may also experience restricted movements of the muscles. The most notable symptom of TMJ disorder is a clicking sound that occurs whenever you try to chew your food. It can also cause dizziness, headaches and ringing in the ears. In some patients, TMJ syndrome manifests as a toothache.
The risk factors of TMJ syndrome
Usually people in the age group of 20-40 suffer from this ailment. Unfortunately, it affects around 20-30% of the entire population and in most cases is caused by trauma or car accidents.
Facial asymmetry – side effect of TMJ disorder
It has been found in a recent study that most people suffering from TMJ ailment are susceptible to having facial asymmetry.
The study has also pointed the reasons behind this observation. It has been found that TMJ disorder can result due to certain habits in people like chewing food with one side of the teeth, or favoring foods that are hard to chew like nuts or chewing pens. Even propping up the chin with a single hand can also cause this syndrome that result in facial asymmetry.
In fact, such asymmetry can be caused by habits like sitting with legs crossed or leaning on one leg. In these cases, the problem of misalignment occurs in the vertebrae which affect the TMJ which is located at the top of it.
Treatment of TMJ disorder
Thankfully, treating TMJ is not difficult. The Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a special treatment procedure that can be used to treat this sickness. Upper Cervical Chiropractic works on the atlanto-occipital joint of the upper spine. Since 1930s, this special branch of chiropractic is being practiced.
In this method, the chiropractor corrects the posture and alignment of the spine, neck and head which relieves pain and also successfully treats many disorders.
At present, Upper Cervical Chiropractic services are being offered in Redmond, WA under the guidance of NUCCA, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. You can contact the Redmond NUCCA chiropractor in your locality and schedule an appointment at 425-437-9974.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is gentle and safe and provides relief from all types of pain related to TMJ. Your NUCCA specialist in Redmond, WA will help you in correcting problems in the upper neck and lead a normal life.