Jaw Pain and the Chiropractic Solution
Jaw pain can occur for a variety of reasons, and can manifest in a variety of ways. Some people may grind their teeth, putting excess pressure on the bones of the jaw and surrounding muscles. This leads to pain and tension. In other people who have poor sleep posture or poor regular posture, jaw pain can be a symptom of spinal misalignment, especially in the cervical region. Headaches are common, and the body can try to compensate for the misalignment, leading to additional strain. So how can chiropractic help?
Adjustment Relieves Tension
When jaw pain is caused by strain and subluxation in the spine, adjustment can provide huge relief after just one visit, and with continued and regular treatment, can nix the problem altogether. The muscles in the neck and shoulder region can attempt to compensate for back pain by taking on the extra load, which can refer pain to surrounding areas. Poor posture is a common culprit here. Through consult and observation, a chiropractor can pinpoint the location of the misalignment, and begin to correct the problem. Treating the actual issue instead of the symptoms is what brings relief to patients.
Prevention is Key
It is possible to stop the problem before it starts, or at the very least, reduce your chances of pain as a result of poor posture. The first thing you can do is to avoid slouching. It happens almost like second nature, but with focused effort, you can turn the tables and make proper posture the norm – for the sake of your spine and the muscles of your back and neck area. The second thing you can do is to strengthen the muscles in that region so that they can support you appropriately and give your neck the freedom to move as it should. Pinched nerves as a result of poor posture can cause pain anywhere in the body, so sitting up straight will do you a great service in relation to overall health and wellness.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*
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