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Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of TMJ - Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy

Has your jaw been popping or making clicking sounds? TMJ is very common and affects an estimated fourteen to eighteen percent of Americans. This is known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), a subconscious pattern that can be corrected with proper treatment. Teeth grinding, clinching, popping, persistent jaw tension and headaches make it that much more difficult to sleep through the night. In addition, you feel mentally and physically drained during the day. In fact, the TMJ/Jaw is the strongest muscle of the body. When your jaw remains tense it sends that tension throughout the entire body. Long term TMJ tension can contribute to migraines, headaches, sleep disorders, neck pain and other conditions.

Common Causes of TMJ- TMD

The exact cause of TMJ is often unclear, however it commonly develops after a head, jaw, or neck injury, such as a car accident, whiplash injury or direct blow to the head.  TMJ appears to be directly linked to migraines, headaches and neck pain. 

Chronic, long term -TMJ can be triggered by a number of things, including: 

  • history of car accident/whiplash/head or neck trauma
  • sleeping problem - stomach sleeping
  • muscle tension from stress
  • neck pain
  • medications

If left untreated TMJ can lead to more severe facial pain, headaches, neck pain, sleep disorders even making it difficult to chew food. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock absorbing disk, which normally makes the movement smooth.

TMJ Symptoms

  •  Jaw tension or tenderness
  • Aching facial pain
  • Difficulty opening or closing mouth
  • Hard to chew dense foods
  • Locking or clicking noises from the jaw
  • bruxism- loud teeth grinding, especially at night
  • pain around the ear
  • Nausea
  • poor sleep quality- feeling exhausted in morning
  • Brain fog
  • Migraines or Headaches
  • Feeling a need to Yawn
  • Neck Pain

TMJ Treatment

  • Find TMJ relief at Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy with the AO Treatment, Back Treatment and Massage Therapy.  Book your appointment today!
  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy can be helpful in easing the muscle tension around the TMJ Joint allowing the joint to relax and move more fluidly.  The muscles of the TMJ joint are extremely tense and often ridden with trigger points and muscle knots.

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I highly recommend Dr. Pragle. I believe he cares for his patients and does so for all the right reasons. I was in a lot of pain when I firstcame to him. It took a few tries to get my A/O aligned but he didn't give up and I am feeling so ...More I highly recommend Dr. Pragle. I believe he cares for his patients and does so for all the right reasons. I was in a lot of pain when I firstcame to him. It took a few tries to get my A/O aligned but he didn't give up and I am feeling so much better, holding adjustments, and on the road to recovery. Dr Pragle looks at the whole body as well. This was my first experience with the A/O treatment and am now afirmbeliever in it. I also had a great experience with Jennifer,  the massage therapist. She really helped get a lot of tension/ knots released. Thanks!- M. Tillman