TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
TMJ (jaw joint) symptoms include jaws that get stuck or “lock”, as well as pain, clicking and tenderness around the jaw. Headaches, ear pain, difficulty chewing, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in ears), and bruxism (grinding your teeth) are also commonly associated with TMJ syndrome. TMJ symptoms are four times more prevalent in women than men.
At Heritage Chiropractic Health Center, patients begin with a thorough history and examination to help ascertain if their TMJ problem is functional or pathological. More than 80% of all TMJ disorders are caused by myofascitis or joint dysfunction, conditions which can be effectively relieved by non-surgical treatment, including manipulation, myofascial-release techniques, and home exercises. If Dr. Knight believes you require special appliances or splints, he will refer you to your dentist or orthodontist for co-management.