TMJ

TMJ and our Lexington Chiropractor

           Man suffering from TMJ

Our Lexington chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Lynch, helps you determine if you are suffering from TMJ and then provides natural relief for this uncomfortable condition. TMJ is the short name given for the longer term, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint attaches your jaw to your head. It allows you to open and close your mouth to talk, yawn, sing and chew your food. Sometimes, this joint may become inflamed due to overuse or if the joint is tracking improperly. As a result, TMJ symptoms occur and our TMJ chiropractic adjustment services bring relief.

TMJ Symptoms

Occasional pain in your jaw may be due to sleeping in a different position or chewing gum excessively. TMJ is different and should be evaluated by our chiropractor, Dr. Lynch. However, to give you an idea, some TMJ symptoms to be aware of include:

  • Pain in your jaw, the side of your head or your face
  • A clicking sound when you open and close your mouth
  • Tenderness when you touch your jaw or the joint close to your ear
  • Pain that feels like a toothache
  • Locking of your jaw
  • Trouble chewing or extreme jaw fatigue when you eat or talk

If you are experiencing these TMJ symptoms, we encourage you to contact Lynch Chiropractic Center to learn about our natural treatment options. Dr. Lynch looks for the reason for your discomfort and then uses chiropractic care to treat your TMJ. Some of the reasons for TMJ include:

  • Poor posture in your neck or upper back that is tilting your head and causing strain on your jaw
  • Stress that increase muscle tightness, making it difficult for your jaw to function properly
  • Chronic pain conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia may aggravate TMJ
  • Improper teeth positioning which can cause the jaw to track in a painful manner

 How Our Chiropractor Performs TMJ treatment

One of the ways Dr. Lynch heals your TMJ is with a specific chiropractic adjustment for TMJ. This includes a gentle positioning of your neck and back to ensure proper posture and may also include an alignment of your jaw. Dr. Lynch gently slides the jaw into position to eliminate pain, cracking and stiffness. Then, our Lexington chiropractor shows you ways to reduce your TMJ symptoms. You may be asked to find stress-reducing techniques to eliminate jaw clenching or wear a mouth guard at night to ease the pressure on your jaw.

Along with a chiropractic adjustment for TMJ, Dr. Lynch uses exercises to help you reduce muscle tension in your jaw and restore muscle balance to improve your overall posture. Our health team also uses improved sleeping habits to eliminate jaw strain and help reduce your symptoms. If you suspect you have TMJ, we invite you to Lynch Chiropractic Center for an evaluation. Our TMJ treatments are non-invasive and avoid medications so we strictly focus on improving your pain naturally.

Contact us for TMJ Chiropractic Adjustment Care

 To learn more about chiropractic care for TMJ or to schedule your appointment, please call us today at 859-266-1999.

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Lexington Office

Monday:

7:45 am-6:15 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-6:15 pm

Wednesday:

7:45 am-6:15 pm

Thursday:

7:45 am-6:15 pm

Friday:

7:45 am-12:30 pm

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "ACL surgery / rehab caused my back to hurt. A co-worker recommended Dr. Lynch and I have felt great since. Dr. Lynch will go above and beyond to help and share knowledge about healthy living. 4 plus years getting a monthly adjustment has me feeling great. Thank you!"
    Cliff
  • "I have been a patient of Dr.Lynch’s for almost 20 years. When I started seeing him, I was having pain and difficulty walking. He has helped me have a better quality of life, able to live the lifestyle I desire. He’s is an outstanding Chiropractor. Thank you Dr Lynch!!! Also very kind and attentive staff!"
    Joy M
  • "Lynch Chiropractic Center is home to a team of some amazing professionals. The care that you are given is consistent and the information that is shared is amazing. The Lynch family truly cares for each of their patients and makes you feel welcome and goes out of their way to get you the best care. Dr. Ryan Lynch personally called another chiropractor for me in Louisiana when I went on vacation to ensure that I continued my treatments while out of town. Courteous, Caring, Sincere, Honest, & Professional are terms I often use when I talk about Lynch Chiropractic Care!!"
    Jeremy H
  • "Dr. Ryan Lynch has been adjusting my back and neck for the past month, and I will have to say that each time I go, I come out feeling more mobile and less in pain. He also explains what he is about to do and why, making you feel more involved in the procedure. The aftermath of my curved spine and a motorcycle accident started to show in forms of discomfort and pain in the recent months, and this was the place a friend of mine had highly recommended. I am glad to have taken the recommendation."
    Hiro K
  • "Today was my daughters first visit. She was evaluated and had x rays. Ryan Lynch is her doc and he was so informative. He not only addressed her but he addressed me as well as her mother. I would recommend Lynch chiropractor to anyone who is experiencing any neck back or any other pain. The office is clean the staff are all wonderful very sweet. These are the people to see look at their reviews they have a 4.9 star rating doesn't get much better than that."
    Kathy G