sports injury Foley, AL

Comprehensive TMJ Disorder Relief

At Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Foley, AL, we specialize in diagnosing and treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. Our holistic approach combines chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture to address the root causes of your pain and promote long-term healing.

Understanding TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder refers to a group of conditions affecting the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. It can cause pain, discomfort, and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles. Common causes of TMJ disorder include jaw injuries, arthritis, teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism), misalignment of the teeth or jaw, and stress.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Pain in one or both temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain around the ear
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Locking of the jaw, making it difficult to open or close the mouth
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches and neck pain

How Chiropractic Care Helps with TMJ Disorder

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to managing TMJ disorder symptoms. Our treatments focus on:

  • Pain Relief: Techniques such as spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapy can reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Improved Mobility: Chiropractic care enhances joint function, helping to restore mobility and flexibility in the jaw.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce inflammation in the affected areas.
  • Overall Wellness: We aim to improve your quality of life by addressing the root causes of pain and promoting overall health.

Our TMJ Disorder Treatment Services

  • Spinal Adjustments: Realigning the spine to improve nervous system function and alleviate pain.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques such as massage to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: Exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles and enhance recovery.
  • Acupuncture: Complementary therapy to reduce pain and promote healing.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Advice on diet and supplements to support overall health and recovery.

What to Expect During Your Visit

During your initial visit, our chiropractors will conduct a comprehensive assessment, including a review of your medical history and a physical examination of your jaw and neck. Based on this evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our approach ensures that each session is designed to provide maximum relief and improve your jaw function.

Schedule Your TMJ Disorder Treatment Today

Don’t let TMJ disorder affect your quality of life. Contact Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at (251) 943-7941 or visit our clinic at 1705 South McKenzie Street, #4, Foley, AL 36535 to schedule your consultation. Let us help you achieve a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Book Your TMJ Disorder Treatment Now

Frequently Asked Questions About TMJ Disorder

What is TMJ disorder?
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder refers to a group of conditions affecting the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. TMJ disorders can cause pain, discomfort, and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles.

What are the common symptoms of TMJ disorder?
Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Pain in one or both temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain around the ear
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Locking of the jaw, making it difficult to open or close the mouth
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches and neck pain

What causes TMJ disorder?
TMJ disorder can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Jaw injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
  • Misalignment of the teeth or jaw
  • Stress and muscle tension

How can chiropractic care help with TMJ disorder?
Chiropractic care can help alleviate TMJ disorder symptoms by addressing the underlying causes of discomfort. Techniques such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises can improve alignment, reduce inflammation, and enhance mobility, leading to pain relief and better function.

Is chiropractic care safe for treating TMJ disorder?
Yes, chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for managing TMJ disorder symptoms. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs, minimizing the risk of adverse effects.

What should I expect during my first chiropractic visit for TMJ disorder?
During your first visit, the chiropractor will conduct a thorough assessment, including a review of your medical history and a physical examination of your jaw and neck. They may also use diagnostic tests to better understand your condition. Based on this evaluation, they will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

How many chiropractic sessions will I need to relieve my TMJ disorder symptoms?
The number of sessions required varies depending on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment. Some patients experience relief after a few sessions, while others may need ongoing care for several weeks or months. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Can chiropractic care be combined with other treatments for TMJ disorder?
Yes, chiropractic care can be combined with other treatments such as physical therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling to enhance recovery and provide comprehensive care. Your chiropractor can recommend a multidisciplinary approach to address all aspects of your condition.

What lifestyle changes can help manage TMJ disorder?
Maintaining good posture, avoiding hard or chewy foods, performing regular jaw and neck stretching and strengthening exercises, managing stress, and using ergonomic tools can help manage TMJ disorder. Your chiropractor can provide specific recommendations based on your individual needs.

request an appointment