How Chiropractic care can help TMJ pain | TMJ Chiropractor

At Empowered Health Chiropractic, our experienced TMJ chiropractors incorporate a multi-modal approach to managing a range of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, from acute flare ups to chronic joint and disc conditions.

Our Geelong chiropractors can help with TMJ disorders by:

  • Improving jaw joint mechanics. This can help to reduce pain and improve function.
  • Releasing muscle tension. This can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion.
  • Improving posture. This can help to reduce stress on the jaw joint.
  • Educating patients about TMJ disorders and how to manage their symptoms. This can help patients to take control of their condition and improve their quality of life.

Our TMJ chiropractors take a safe and effective treatment approach for TMJ disorders. Our approach is non-invasive and does not require surgery or medication. Our chiropractic care can help to reduce pain, improve function, and improve quality of life for people with TMJ disorders.

Here are some of the chiropractic techniques our TMJ chiropractors use to treat TMJ disorders:

  • Manipulation/mobilisation of the jaw joint. This is a gentle, hands-on technique that is used to improve function in the jaw joint and reduce pain.
  • Dry needlingThis can help reduce muscle tension and promote better muscle function around the joint.
  • Soft tissue therapy. This can help to relax the muscles in the jaw and neck and reduce pain.
  • Stretching exercises. This can help to improve range of motion and reduce pain.
  • Exercises to strengthen the jaw muscles. This can help to improve function and reduce pain.
  • Education and advice. Chiropractors can provide patients with information about TMJ disorders and how to manage their symptoms.

If you are considering chiropractic care for TMJ disorders, it is important to find a chiropractor who is experienced in treating this condition. You should also be sure to discuss your treatment options with your chiropractor to make sure that chiropractic care is right for you.


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