What It Is
The TMJ joint is flexible, as it has to allow movement for chewing, speaking, yawning, etc. In fact, muscles surrounding the TMJ are highly active in everyday life. TMJ Syndrome is the term used for any chronic or acute pain due to damage to the cartilage or inflammation of the temporomandibular joints.
Chiropractic care for TMJ Dysfunction
Chiropractic care is a smart place to look for TMD rehabilitation. A chiropractor will examine the muscles and ligaments surrounding the joint and make adjustments by hand or tools until the area is properly realigned.
Those suffering from this Syndrome often display a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms may include pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints, ringing in the ears, swelling, trouble swallowing, and clicking/popping sounds.
Chiropractic care is especially unique in that it focuses on the return of motion and healing through individually-designed treatment plans specific to each patient. Chiropractic care will not only provide short-term pain relief, but will also serve to prevent future problems from surfacing.
Dr. Amit Sharda has extensive experience in treating patients who are suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. If you are in search of a chiropractor, you can contact Dr. Sharda for a referral.