Common Conditions

TMJ & Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can arise from a number of reasons. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a joint connecting your jawbone to your skull, it acts as a sliding hinge and disorders will often arise from arthritis, prolonged static hold of the jaw (like from a dentistry work), eating/chewing, clenching of teeth or direct trauma to the area.

Common symptoms include

  • pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • pain in one or both of your TMJ
  • aching around the ear
  • difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • face pain and
  • jaw locking.
Chiropractors will often work to get relief on the jaw’s muscles and TMJ with a range of treatments including muscle therapy, jaw gapping, activator adjustments.

Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and improve mobility with a series of strategies, this will include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation, exercise and strengthening rehab.