Avoiding Things that Make TMJ Pain Worse

It can be tough when you have a TMJ disorder. Even the slightest movement of your facial muscles can cause severe discomfort that could last for a few hours or several days. While natural remedies like going to a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City exists, you will most definitely need to practice a few lifestyle changes to improve how you cope with TMJ pain. Check out our list of things you must avoid when you get diagnosed with a TMJ disorder.

Activities that Aggravate TMJ Pain

As you may have already known, TMJ pain stems from a malfunction in the temporomandibular joint. Sometimes this happens when you have a neck bone misalignment. Even minor changes in your neck’s alignment force other parts like the jaws and back to compensate. Eventually, your seemingly harmless neck misalignment, can lead to problems like a TMJ disorder. 

Many of the patients seeking a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City for TMJ pain report severe symptoms when they do activities that force the facial muscles to move. Some examples of which include: 

  • Excessive bitting of the nails
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Tilting the head in one direction for prolonged hours
  • Holding a mobile phone between your cheeks and shoulder blade
  • Abusing the use of your jaws and teeth when doing activities like removing bottle caps 
  • Chewing on extremely tough or hard food items 

If you are guilty of doing these activities from time to time, we suggest gradually lessening or avoiding them. This way, you don’t aggravate your condition or put more mechanical pressure on your painful TMJ, jawbones, and facial muscles. 

NUCCA Chiropractor in Redwood City for TMJ Disorder

If avoiding the TMJ triggers above provides you with very little relief, you can seek long-term solutions like going to a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City. NUCCA care is an all-natural approach to recovering from health problems such as TMJ disorders. 

It aims to provide gentle and precise atlas adjustment to restore the normal alignment of your neck bones and the jawbones. NUCCA chiropractic also comes in handy in releasing facial muscle tension, a common problem among people diagnosed with TMJ disorder.

Book an appointment with Advanced Spinal Care to learn more about how we help in coping with TMJ pain. You may also call at (650) 595-0500 for other inquiries on NUCCA chiropractic care. 

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