TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Syndrome: Finding Relief for Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the jaw joint. It can cause discomfort and may result in a clicking sound when using the jaw. Some individuals experience difficulties in opening and closing their jaw due to pain and stiffness. If you suffer from TMJ syndrome and chronic pain, including headaches, seeking treatment from a trusted chiropractor can offer relief. At Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, we have experienced chiropractors who can help address your TMJ concerns. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Understanding the Jaw Joint

The temporomandibular joint plays a crucial role in jaw movement. However, when affected by TMJ syndrome, it can lead to various symptoms and challenges. The muscles in the area and the jaw may not work together as they should, resulting in difficulties with speaking and chewing. Fortunately, significant advancements have been made in TMJ treatments, providing hope for improved jaw functionality.

Causes of TMJ Syndrome

TMJ syndrome can be caused by multiple factors. Teeth clenching and grinding, often occurring during sleep, are common causes. Additionally, arthritis and jaw injuries can contribute to this condition. Injuries and arthritis may cause the muscle ligaments around the joint to stretch or tear, leading to displacement of the cushioning cartilage. This misalignment can result in noise and limited mouth opening.

Treatment Options for TMJ Syndrome

While surgery is an option for severe cases, it is typically not the first line of treatment. Upon diagnosis, your chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and stiffness. Most patients require a combination of treatments for optimal pain relief. Botox injections have shown effectiveness in relaxing the jaw muscles and improving chewing. Steroid injections and custom nightguards can also help prevent clenching and grinding.

Managing Chronic Pain

When seeking treatment for TMJ syndrome, turn to Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, IA. Our dedicated team of professionals is equipped to provide comprehensive care and help alleviate your headaches and joint pain. Call us at (712) 276-4325 to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward finding relief from your chronic pain. Remember, your jaw health is essential for overall well-being, and our chiropractors are committed to improving your quality of life through effective TMJ treatments.

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3930 Stadium Dr
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone Number: (712) 276-4325

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