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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): What Our Chiropractor Wants You to Know

If you struggle with TMJ, you're no stranger to jaw issues. It can feel like nothing helps once your TMJ symptoms set in. Luckily, chiropractic care is a natural, holistic care option that can be helpful for people who struggle with TMJ. At Sharratt Chiropractic, serving Batavia, St. Charles, Aurora, and Geneva, our chiropractor is here to help you ease your TMJ symptoms through chiropractic care. Read on to learn more about the causes of TMJ and how chiropractic care can help. 

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What Is TMJ?

Everyone has a temporomandibular joint, but not everyone has temporomandibular joint syndrome. TMJ syndrome is classified as a joint problem in which the person experiences pain in their TMJ. This pain can be caused by several factors, including arthritis, trauma/ injury, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and a bone deformity. Symptoms of TMJ syndrome can differ from person to person, and may include pain in the jaw while eating, a clicking or grinding sound in the jaw, ear pain, swelling of the skin around the affected joint, locking of the jaw in an open or closed position, and a feeling that something is off with the bite. 

Luckily, there are many different treatment options for people who have TMJ syndrome. While the symptoms may come and go with stress and other issues, there's no reason to let your TMJ syndrome go untreated.

Chiropractic Care and TMJ

At Sharratt Chiropractic, our chiropractor can work with you to help relieve your TMJ syndrome symptoms. Over time, the bones in the jaw and neck may become misaligned, leading to TMJ symptoms. This can happen due to injury, arthritis, teeth grinding, and other issues that can cause TMJ syndrome to take hold. Using gentle alignment techniques, our chiropractor can move these bones back to where they belong, relieving TMJ symptoms. When you come in for your first chiropractic treatment, you'll explain your symptoms to our chiropractor, and he'll talk with you about a treatment plan that makes sense for treating your TMJ symptoms. We regularly work with people who have TMJ syndrome, and we'd love to get you on the path to healing.

Call Sharratt Chiropractic

If you're struggling with the symptoms of TMJ, there's no reason to suffer. Call Sharratt Chiropractic, serving Batavia, St. Charles, Aurora, and Geneva, at 630-406-8088. We look forward to helping you restore your jaw to its natural, pain-free state. 

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