TMJ Treatment in Burlington

Our Burlington Chiropractor Can Treat Your TMJ Pain

The joint connecting your jawbone to your skull, known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), functions like a sliding hinge. Each side of your jaw has one such joint. Disorders related to the TMJ, categorized as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), can result in discomfort in both the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for controlling jaw movement. Headon Chiropractic Wellness Centre is dedicated to assisting individuals dealing with TMJ pain. Our team of chiropractors and physiotherapists is here to provide support. If you’re experiencing TMJ pain in Burlington, take the first step in your treatment by requesting an appointment with us today.

Causes of TMJ Pain:

Pinpointing the precise cause of a person’s TMJ disorder is often challenging. The pain experienced may stem from a combination of factors, including genetics, arthritis, or a jaw injury. Additionally, individuals with jaw pain may exhibit teeth clenching or grinding habits (bruxism), though many who do so never go on to develop TMJ disorders.

Typically, the pain and discomfort linked to TMJ disorders are temporary and can be alleviated through self-care or nonsurgical treatments. Surgery is usually considered a last option after trying conservative approaches, but certain individuals with TMJ disorders may find relief through surgical interventions.

How We Treat TMJ in Burlington

Graston is a new technique for treating Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) jaw disorders. This is a treatment using small tools specifically designed for the small muscles of the jaw. Using these tools helps to create movement and symmetry of the jaw muscles. We may be able to help!

TMJ Pain After Pregnancy

I am writing this article because twice in the same day, I’ve had two women come to see me with jaw (TMJ) pain after giving birth.

In doing some research on TMJ, I have found this is quite common. The reasons are not fully understood, however theories are that hormonal changes affect the alignment of the jaw. I have also seen increased teeth grinding due to poor sleep (no surprise!). An article by the American Dental Association summarizes that postural changes occur after pregnancy due to breast feeding and carrying a baby. This changes the angle of the head and jaw causing pain.

As a Chiropractor I know this to be true, spinal changes affect how the head and jaw are carried.

So what to do? We have great success treating TMJ problems by working the muscles around the jaw with specialized Graston tools (grastontechnique.com) and we improve posture with chiropractic adjustments using the proven Pettibon Correction Program. TMJ pain can drastically affect your quality of life!

Dr. Derek Jasek, Burlington Chiropractor

If you are experiencing TMJ pain, request an appointment with our Burlington chiropractor so we can treat your TMJ and get you back to full health!

About Headon Chiropractic Wellness Centre

Headon Chiropractic Wellness Centre is a multidisciplinary wellness clinic offering chiropractic care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and more to our Burlington community. Conveniently located on Walkers Line just south of Upper Middle, our team is here with convenient hours to help relieve your pain and achieve your health goals. Request your appointment with us today!