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Posts Tagged: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Many of us take for granted the mindless actions that our body does without any pain. Opening one’s mouth or chewing food is something most individuals don’t even think about. It’s another story however, if you suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. This disorder is tied to the two joints on each side of the head that connect your jaw and skull. TMJ Disorder can cause an individual to have decreased movement, pain while chewing and can often times cause difficulty opening and closing one’s mouth. At Caron Chiropractic Clinic, P.A., in North Oaks, MN, we have a solution by providing you natural TMJ pain relief through chiropractic treatments.

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What Is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ ReliefMost people experience facial pain or neck pain periodically. Some people however, live with chronic pain associated with TMJ Disorders. Women are four times more likely than men to be diagnosed with TMJ Disorder, otherwise known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. This may partially be explained by poor posture from wearing heels and increased stress and lack of sleep. If you have ever experienced a painful TMJ Headache that stretches on for days, you should be ready to try Chiropractic Care to help relieve the painful affects.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull.  The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.  Because the disorder transcends the boundaries between several health-care disciplines — in particular, dentistry and neurology — there are a variety of treatment approaches.

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What Is The Temporomandibular Joint?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the area directly in front of the ear on either side of the head where the upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) connect. TMJ involves conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, and head and neck pain.  The TMJ is used throughout the day to move the jaw, for biting and chewing, talking, yawning. It’s one of the most frequently used joints if the body.

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