Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

Can A Chiropractor Help With TMJ Pain?

Can A Chiropractor Help With TMJ Pain?

Maybe you’ve tried everything to treat your TMJ symptoms, or maybe you’ve just been diagnosed by your doctor or dentist. Can a chiropractor really help with a jaw condition like this? Isn’t chiro just about back pain? You might be surprised to learn that adjustments are effective treatments for whole-body health, starting from the top.

What Is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull. If the muscles and nerves in your TMJ are damaged, you might start experiencing pain and stiffness while eating, talking, or yawning.

Since the neck, back, and face are so interconnected, TMJ dysfunction can even lead to pain in your ears, sinuses, head, shoulders, neck, and back.

  • Jaw Pain & Discomfort
  • Popping, Clicking, Or Grating Sounds
  • Difficulty Moving Your Jaw
  • Difficulty Opening Your Mouth Wide
  • Muscle Spasms In Your Jaw
  • Jaw Locking
  • Pain While Chewing
  • Swelling On One Side Of Your Face
  • Tingling Or Numbness In Your Face
  • Toothaches
  • Ear Pain & Pressure
  • Sinus Pain
  • Headaches & Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Upper Back & Shoulder Aches
  • Dizziness & Vertigo
  • Ringing Or Buzzing Sounds In Your Ear

Causes Of Jaw Pain

When you look at common causes of TMJ damage, you can see more clearly why so many seek chiropractic treatment for relief. A chiropractor may be able to help treat these root causes without the use of medications or surgery.

  • Poor Neck Or Upper Back Posture
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Jaw Clenching
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • A Genetic Predisposition
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Jaw Trauma
  • Aging

How A Chiropractor Can Help

Since TMJ is often caused by posture and jaw alignment issues, a chiropractor may be able to treat the cause rather than just the symptoms. We can treat you in the office and teach you ways to not only manage future issues, but potentially prevent them altogether.

  • Perform Jaw Adjustments
  • Fix Underlying Neck & Upper Back Misalignment
  • Teach You At-Home Exercises

TMJ Chiropractic Adjustments In Seattle

At Glacier Chiropractic, we may be able to help you find holistic and lasting pain relief by treating the underlying causes of your TMJ dysfunction. Our caring Seattle chiropractor has extensive experience treating sports, work, and accident-related injuries with a variety of innovative techniques. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Glacier ChiropracticGlacier Chiropractic, located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, offers complete chiropractic care and adjustments. Our pain management services cater to various ailments, such as sports injuries, back pain, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, and pinched nerves. In emergencies, our team is also equipped to provide immediate care.

How To Reach Us

Ballard, Seattle Office

Looking for a chiropractor in Seattle, Washington? Our chiropractic office is nestled in the neighborhood of Ballard. We’re close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.