Dealing with a painful jaw can be stressful, especially if it prevents you from enjoying simple joys in life, like eating or talking to your loved ones. Thankfully, If you've been suffering from TMJ pain, you have several options for relief. And quite interestingly, many of them are natural and holistic, including paying a visit to an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City like Dr. Tsiglieris.
Chewing gum not only sets off a chain reaction in the body that causes pain but also affects your overall health by putting strain on your jaw muscles. On top of that, gum tends to stick to teeth and cause dental damage over time.
Unfortunately, many people use it as an artificial replacement for regular oral hygiene habits like brushing teeth regularly and flossing daily, which dentists recommend. Others also chew gum to eliminate nausea, fight sleepiness, and improve memory.
If you chew gum now and then for any of the reasons above, we strongly recommend switching to another habit. Doing so will lessen the mechanical burden on your jaws.
Never use your teeth on things they were not made for (like opening bottles). It's essential to keep your teeth in excellent condition so they don't crack or put undue pressure on your already-swollen temporomandibular joints.
Make sure to get ample sleep every night by avoiding late-night TV watching or other activities that keep you up too late without enough restful sleep. Studies have found that people who get less than six hours of sleep per night are more likely to suffer from TMJ pain than those who get at least seven hours per night!
If you have TMJ pain, committing to routine checkups with an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City can make a huge difference in TMJ care plan. An upper cervical chiropractor can help you understand what's going on with your C1 and C2 bones and how they affect your jaw bones and TMJ.
Suppose you are in the California bay area. In that case, you are a few minutes away from Dr. Tsiglieris – a trusted and seasoned upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City. Visit him at Advanced Spinal Care and experience a one-of-a-kind relief from TMJ pain with his proven experience and in-depth training in NUCCA care.
To schedule an appointment – be it for a consultation, realignment, or maintenance checkup – you can call (650) 595-0500 or fill out our online form, and we will get back to you soon as we can!
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