TMD Causes and the Unique Care for This Condition

Anyone may suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This is one of the reasons why more patients seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City. Also called temporomandibular joint dysfunction, this condition afflicts more than 10 million Americans, the U.S News reported.

Why does TMD occur, and how can one properly manage its pain and symptoms? This article will explain those and introduce a unique form of care to alleviate TMD.

What Causes TMD? 

This condition significantly affects the joint and adjoining muscles located under the ears, and pain intensifies every time a person moves the jaw, whether forward or sideways. TMD can be due to a misaligned bone or vertebra in the upper neck, causing severe jaw pain that radiates from the ears down to the neck. 

Another cause of TMD is the habitual grinding or clenching of teeth, which is a common habit in people who are always under stress or tension. 

Other causes of TMD are as follows: 

  • Dental surgery
  • Facial trauma or muscle spasms     
  • Uneven bite
  • Arthritis in the joint
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune diseases

Remedies to Relieve TMD Pain

Whenever a person is experiencing severe TMD or jaw pain, it is necessary to visit the nearest health care center or clinic so that a medical practitioner can prescribe medication and recommend a care option.

Some of the standard relief options for TMD or jaw pain include soft diet, jaw exercises, compressions, and reflexes. Patients should know and understand the level of their TMD pain and how the neck works along with other parts of the body. 

Unknown by many, a misaligned bone (the atlas) in the neck can result in a temporomandibular disorder. 

Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Redwood City Offers a Solution

Should the pain persists or symptoms of TMD hinder you from eating, talking, or yawning, Advanced Spinal Care is offering a unique approach to relieve your jaw pain through the NUCCA technique of upper cervical chiropractic. Schedule an appointment by sending us a message. Also, you may visit our clinic at 643 Bair Island Rd Ste 208, Redwood City, California.


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