What is the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? | TMJ Chiropractor

The temporomandibular joint (otherwise referred to as TMJ) is a common area of complaint our Geelong TMJ chiropractors often experience. The TMJs are the two joints comprised of muscles, ligaments and discs, that connect your jaw to your skull.

At Empowered Health Chiropractic, our experienced TMJ chiropractors understand the importance of a personalised treatment approach in managing the complexity of TMJ disorders, as no two jaw issues are the same.

In this blog post, our TMJ chiropractor Luka will highlight 5 facts you may not know about the TMJ.

5 facts about the TMJ you may not know

  1. TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder, is the term used to describe the condition affecting the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with facial pain.
  2. TMJ disorders are quite common, present in approximately 10-15% of the population and affect women more so than men.
  3. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders can include:
    1. Pain in the jaw, face or ear
    2. Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
    3. Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
    4. Headaches
    5. Neck pain
  4. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach to TMJ disorders, the best treatment for you will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your disorder.
  5. TMJ disorders can often be associated with other conditions, such as; regular headaches, migraines & sleep apnoea.

Are you experiencing TMJ issues? Our experienced TMJ chiropractor are available to consult 6 days per week, with early, late and weekend appointments available.

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  1. Murphy MK, MacBarb RF, Wong ME, Athanasiou KA. Temporomandibular disorders: a review of etiology, clinical management, and tissue engineering strategies. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013;28(6):e393-e414. doi:10.11607/jomi.te20
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Luka Fantela