Jaw Pain & TMD Treatment For Painful & Clicking Jaws
TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint or the jaw joint. TMD is the acronym for Temporomandibular Disorder, painful jaw, or jaw disorder. Jaw pain or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a common condition affecting over 10% of the population. It occurs when the jaw joints' muscles, ligaments, discs, and joints are prevented from working correctly and harmoniously.
The jaw joint is the only joint that does not have a pain-sensing nerve. For those who experience jaw pain, the pain comes from muscles and ligaments that mobilize the joints. Also, jaw pain is a sign of advanced or complicated jaw problems. Jaw problems or TMD is a symptomless condition in the early stages. As the condition progress, it leads to clicking, grinding, and pain. Clicking jaw sounds are also indicative of a severe condition. A clicking jaw means the jaw disc has slipped. A grinding jaw joint is indicative of a worn-out jaw joint and occurs in the aftermath of a slipped jaw disc.
Contact one of our centers today for treatment options to repair and get rid of clicking and painful jaws & TMD problems.
What Causes TMD Or Jaw Problems?
Narrowing down the exact cause of a jaw problem can be difficult. Jaw problems occur when the issues arise in muscles, ligaments, joints, or discs of the jaw joint and upper neck. We have listed the most common causes of TMD or jaw problems below:
- Grinding teeth during sleep (bruxism during sleep)
- Grinning teeth when awake (awake bruxism)
- A prolonged visit to your dentist
- A gastroscopy checks (scope of food pipe, stomach, or intestines)
- Excessive yawning or opening the mouth too wide during a yawn
- Prolonged or chronic gum chewing
- Eating lots of nuts or hard candy
- Getting hit in the face
- Text neck or tech neck
- Chronic upper-neck pain or stiffness
The good news is that we can help. Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers Malaysia’s most holistic TMD and jaw pain treatment. If you suffer from clicking jaws, painful jaw, or have a slipped disc in the jaw, call us. Our TMD treatment program has helped thousands recover. Let our experienced team and breakthrough technology help you recover from Jaw pain and TMD fast.
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