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