Skip to content

How Can Chiropractic Help Jaw Dysfunction?

man with TMJDo you wake up in the morning feeling stiffness in your jaw, or a dull ache deep within? Perhaps when you chew food or speak there is a clicking sound coming from your jaw joint. If you experience any of these symptoms you may have jaw dysfunction which can be a painful and debilitating condition if left untreated.

Fortunately, Chiropractic care may be able to help with the pain and discomfort associated with jaw dysfunction.

What Causes It?

The root cause of jaw dysfunction is often difficult to diagnose since there are many possible causes such as stress, teeth grinding, arthritis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), injury to the head or neck area, and misalignment of the jaw joints. Whatever the cause may be, it can lead to a range of painful symptoms. These include

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Clicking or popping when opening or closing your mouth
  • Facial pain
  • Tenderness in the area around your ear

How Does Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic care can be beneficial in addressing TMJ disorder. Dr Hennessy (Chiropractor) can use a variety of very gentle and non-invasive techniques to adjust the TMJ to improve jaw function. This helps reduce pain, inflammation and tension in the area while restoring range of motion and flexibility.

Regular visits may be required for maximum results depending on the severity of your condition.

Jaw Exercises

Another natural way to relieve jaw dysfunction or pain is by practicing certain exercises. This can include stretching and relaxing the muscles around the jaw, opening and closing the mouth, and even massaging the area. These exercises practiced regularly can help reduce tension in the muscles and improve mobility.

Other Approaches

Eating softer foods can help reduce strain on the jaw muscles. Applying warm and cold compresses is also a helpful way to relieve pain and inflammation.

If you’re experiencing jaw pain or dysfunction, we want to help you get relief and restore movement. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Add Your Comment (Get a Gravatar)

Your Name


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.