Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Treatment in Seattle, WA

Chiropractic Solutions for TMD

Temporomandibular Disorder refers to a range of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the muscles of mastication, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. These joints connect the jawbone to the skull and are essential for talking, chewing, and yawning. People suffering from TMD often experience pain and discomfort that can significantly impact their daily lives. At Fremont Spine + Wellness, our chiropractic care focuses on relieving pain and restoring function through non-invasive treatments.
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Common Symptoms of TMD:

  • Jaw Pain or Tenderness: Especially in the area of the temporomandibular joints.
  • Aching Pain in and Around Your Ear: Often extending to the face.
  • Difficulty Chewing or Pain While Chewing
  • Aching Facial Pain
  • Locking of the Joint: Making it difficult to open or close the mouth.
  • Clicking Sounds: Jaw clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth, which may or may not be painful.

Chiropractic Treatments for TMD Include:

  • Manual Therapy: Techniques to gently adjust and improve alignment of the jaw and spine, reducing pressure on the TMJ.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Application of techniques aimed at relaxing and stretching the jaw muscles, increasing mobility, and alleviating discomfort.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: Focused treatment to release tight muscles and knots within the masticatory muscles.
  • Exercises: Specific exercises to strengthen and improve the coordination of the jaw muscles.

Why Choose Us for TMD Treatment?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our chiropractors possess in-depth knowledge of TMJ dysfunction and are skilled in techniques specifically beneficial for TMD.
  • Holistic Approach: We assess and treat TMD by considering the entire musculoskeletal system, recognizing that other imbalances can impact TMJ health.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Each patient receives a customized care plan designed to target their specific symptoms and causes of TMD.
  • Education and Prevention: We educate patients on how to manage TMD through daily habits, dietary adjustments, and stress reduction techniques.

Community Education and Support

Fremont Spine + Wellness is committed to raising awareness about TMD and providing support through community workshops that focus on jaw health, stress management, and effective non-medical treatment options.

Schedule Your TMD Assessment

If you are experiencing symptoms of TMD, contact our Seattle chiropractors today to schedule an assessment. Discover how our targeted chiropractic treatments can relieve your symptoms and help you achieve a pain-free life.

FAQS

How can CBP chiropractic care help with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)?

CBP chiropractic care helps with TMD by addressing misalignments in the spine and jaw that may contribute to the disorder. Through precise spinal adjustments, posture correction, and specialized techniques, CBP chiropractors aim to reduce tension, improve jaw function, and alleviate symptoms associated with TMD.

What types of symptoms associated with TMD can chiropractic care alleviate?

CBP chiropractic care can alleviate a variety of TMD symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, limited jaw movement, and muscle tension in the face and neck. By improving jaw alignment, these symptoms can be significantly reduced.

What techniques do CBP chiropractors use to treat TMD?

CBP chiropractors use a combination of spinal adjustments, jaw manipulation, posture correction exercises, and myofascial release techniques to treat TMD. These methods aim to realign the spine and jaw, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall function of the temporomandibular joint.

Can chiropractic care improve my jaw alignment and function if I have TMD?

Yes, CBP chiropractic care can improve jaw alignment and function in patients with TMD. By focusing on the relationship between the spine and the jaw, CBP chiropractors can help correct misalignments, reduce stress on the temporomandibular joint, and enhance overall jaw mechanics.

Is chiropractic care effective for chronic TMD cases?

Chiropractic care can be effective for chronic TMD cases by addressing the underlying structural issues that contribute to the disorder. Chronic TMD patients often experience long-term relief as CBP treatments focus on correcting posture and spinal alignment, which can provide sustained improvement in jaw function and reduction in symptoms.

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