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TMJ and Jaw Pain Relief

TMJ is a serious issue, one that can lead to some painful surgeries or the requirement to wear an appliance in your mouth for months, 24/7, even while eating, if left unchecked.

Of course, jaw pain doesn’t need to get to that stage. Especially if diagnosis and treatment are started ASAP.

Do you experience any of the following:

  • Clicking and popping while chewing?
  • Limited motion of locking of your Jaw?
  • Sore Jaw in the Morning?
  • Pressure behind the ears and/or eyes?

It could be TMJ, a disorder affecting the jaw joint, more specifically the point where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This is why pressure behind the ears, trouble hearing and sensations of sinus pain are often cited as symptoms by TMJ sufferers.

CAN WE HELP SOLVE YOUR TMJ PAIN?

We have helped numerous TMJ sufferers get relief from their pain and get back to their regular life. ClICK HERE to Arrange a Complimentary 15-Minute Appointment to find out if we can help.

Left untreated TMJ can become extremely painful and cause difficulty eating, speaking or doing anything that requires the movement of your jaw.

 

Treatment Options for TMJ

Often TMJ is treated by a dentist or orthodontist. A primary treatment option is an in-mouth appliance that is to be worn for several months or up to a year, 24/7, even while eating.

The success rate on these in-mouth appliances is good, but they can affect eating and speech. Not to mention the cost can be very high.

Alternative treatments which have been proven effective both on their own as well as in conjunction with your dentist or orthodontist are:

  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Laser Treatment

These three alternatives are far less invasive than an in-mouth appliance and are a viable treatment option to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.

KEY TAKE AWAY

Alternative treatments for TMJ are far less invasive and can save you from wearing an in-mouth appliance for months, even while eating.

Of course, self-diagnosing in today’s Internet age can be dangerous. Your first defense against jaw pain should be a consultation with a professional practitioner who can help determine the right treatment regimen for you.

We offer complimentary 15-Minute Consultations at our clinic in Clayton Park where we will help determine if you are suffering from TMJ and which treatment option is best for you.

To book our next available 15-Minute Consultation please submit the form on this page or call our office at 902-445-9335.

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Do you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? and How can you Treat it?

Experiencing numbness and tingling in your hands?

Experiencing weakness or loss of grip strength?

Sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

We see a lot of patients who believe they are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. The first step for these patients is always the same – confirming the diagnosis. It is important to check the neck and shoulder for any joint issues, muscle tightness and possible nerve impingement that maybe to either causing or complicating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

In many cases symptoms that present as carpal tunnel syndrome is actually caused by an issue in the shoulder or neck. The symptoms just present the same as carpal tunnel syndrome, the overuse injury.

It’s important to make this determination as moving ahead with carpal tunnel treatments or surgeries can sometimes leave you with the same symptoms as the issue isn’t with the carpal tunnel at all.

KEY TAKEAWAY: Not all symptoms presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome is, in fact, the actual injury. Shoulder and neck tightness, as well as nerve impingement, can present as carpal tunnel like symptoms. We can discuss this during a 15-minute consultation with you.

What if it is Carpal Tunnel?

The first step for chiropractic carpal tunnel treatment is to perform adjustments to the small bones in the wrist. We also treat for tightness in the muscles and ligaments in the wrist and forearm.

Laser therapy is also sometimes used to reduce inflammation within the carpal tunnel which reduces your symptoms.

Most often you’re provided with stretches and exercises to do at home between treatments as well.

COMMON TREATMENT PROCEDURE:

  • Adjustments to small bones in the wrist
  • Treatment of muscle & ligament tightness
  • Laser treatment to reduce carpal tunnel inflammation
  • At home exercise & stretching routine

Primary Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is most often caused by repetitive movements such as typing at a keyboard or using a mouse. Using tools in a repetitive nature, especially those that are vibrating, can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism or excessive weight gain can aggravate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome as well.

Getting Relief from your Symptoms

Chiropractic and laser are effective forms of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. We advise anyone suffering from the numbness and tingling symptoms of carpal tunnel to book a 15-minute complimentary consultation with one of our healthcare practitioners.

15-Minute Complimentary Consultation: Click here to watch a short video to better understand what to expect from a 15-minute consultation.

During your consultation, we’ll be able to learn more about your specific circumstances and determine the best course of action to produce some relief whether that be treating your neck and shoulders or adjustments and laser treatment of the wrist and forearm.

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What Can Chiropractors Treat?

There’s a wide range of ailments that Chiropractors can and do treat.

The most common conditions people seek help from a chiropractor for are:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches

The cause of this pain could be from an auto accident, a repetitive use injury, or it may have just recently shown up in your life, and you don’t really know why. One thing for sure is you want some relief.

Chiropractic adjustments and exercises are fantastic solutions to treat neck & low back pain as well as headaches. If this is what you are suffering from please book a 15-minute consultation with one of our chiropractors today to begin your journey to wellness.

 

Improve Your Body’s Function

A second group of people seek help from a chiropractor, not because of specific pain, but rather due to an inability to do an activity they once loved.

Examples of this could be:

  • Someone who loves to garden but finds it difficult to do now.
  • Someone who loved physical activities such as running but finds it difficult to do now
  • Someone who just isn’t able to play with their kids or grandkids due to discomfort or lack of movement

All three of these examples describe someone lacking some function ability that they once had.

The great news is there’s good possibility of regaining that functionality you once had.

How does a chiropractor achieve this?

We use three forms of treatment to improve the function and movement of your body.

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Exercises & stretches
  • Lifestyle advice

The goal is always to optimize the function of your body for the activity you want to enjoy. For this reason, your treatment plan is 100% customized to your abilities and goals.

We discuss your current struggles and where you would like to be during an initial appointment.

From there we plot a plan to get you there. after your first appointment, you will have an idea of how many sessions and types of exercises you will need to put in to reach your goal.

Are you ready to get back to the best version of yourself?

Book a 15-minute consultation with one of our Chiropractors and we’ll begin planning your path to wellness.

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