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Can Pain In Your Jaw Be From Your Spine?

By Tom Herrin

In the last few years, a lot has been said of temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ.  Suddenly it is a condition which seems to have found its place in the pain library, that is, it has been tied to a lot of various causes and conditions.  A lot of people have found it to be the cause of a lot of their other pains, headaches being at or near the top of the list.  An assortment of medications are given.  Some people even have dental work in order to change or correct their bite.  For some individuals, a trip to their chiropractor can be the source of relief without the risks of medications.

The Spine Plays A Huge Role In Health

As many people have learned, pressure on nerves can create havoc for our health and wellness.  Nerves are pretty delicate and travel throughout our bodies.  Much of this journey is through the spine.  It serves to protect them as it supports our frame.  Any time the vertebrae move or slip, pressure can be applied to the nerves, sending uncomfortable sensations to various places.  Some of this may occur in the upper parts of the back or neck, creating tension that affects the muscles of the head and the jaw.

Remember Your Jaw Is A Joint

Use and overuse in our joints can cause their own problems.  Often the repetitive motions of chewing causes pain.  Many people grind their teeth in their sleep, resulting in tight and worn muscles and other soft tissue.  A chiropractic adjustment may relieve some of this.  Your chiropractor can help with many sleep-related issues, thereby easing some of the tension you may experience when you sleep.  They may treat you by manipulating your spine, but they may also treat you by addressing the jaw itself, depending on what the source of the pain is believed to be.

Natural Treatment Is Always A Good Choice

Your chiropractor is a great place to begin with problems when you are experiencing pain.  They will be able to evaluate your problem and develop a plan to address it with as many natural methods as possible.  Too many people end up with greater pain as the result of dependency on medications.  Your chiropractor can be the point person for your total wellness.  At The Joint Chiropractic, your comfort is a priority.  They are open both days and evenings, weekdays and weekends.  No insurance is required at any of their more than 360 locations nationwide.  Whether it is TMJ or some other pain that is making you miserable, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic for a checkup and a possible lifestyle improvement you are sure to love.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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