What is TMJ and how can we help you?
The temporomandibular joint is used like a hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. These disorders, better known as TMDs, can make the joint and muscles in your jaw painful. Moving your jaw from side to side as well as opening and closing your mouth may be painful if you have a disorder in your joint.
Causes and Risk Factors
TMJ disorders can be caused by misalignment or injury of the jaw or teeth, arthritis, gum chewing, stress, or teeth clenching or grinding. Factors that could possibly increase the risk of developing disorders include certain connective tissue diseases that cause problems that may affect the TMJ, long-term teeth grinding or clenching, jaw injury, and various types of arthritis.
Disorders in the jaw can leave you in massive amounts of pain, but can be treated with the services at STG Health and Wellness. For this, we offer chiropractic therapy, osteopathy and laser therapy.
To subside your pain, call STG Health and Wellness today. Book an appointment with one of our specialists to begin your treatment program.