Jaw Pain Therapy By Malaysia’s Top Jaw Experts
Let CSC’s award-winning team of experts help your recovery with our corrective jaw pain therapy program.
Advanced Jaw Pain Therapy & Treatment: Chiropractic Combined With Physiotherapy.
Contrary to the common belief, jaw pain is often due to a host of problems related to a complex joint called the “temporomandibular joint.” The temporomandibular joint (better known as the TMJ) is a complex joint located just in front of the ears. The joint connects the jaw to the skull. This connection is from a series of ligaments and an articular disc. Dysfunction in any bony surfaces, ligaments, muscles, or the articular disc will lead to a malfunction. The problem or symptom associated with this joint varies and could produce varying severity with or without a “clicking” sound. Sometimes, our patients tell us that they used to have a clicking sound, but the clicking sound has disappeared since the onset of pain.
Is Clicking Normal In The Jaw?
Clicking is not normal! Any clicking and pain with jaw movements occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication) do not work together correctly. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists will collaborate closely to identify the source of your problem and correct it in our centers. Our collaborative methods of TMJ treatment (JawPain Therapy) are unique. It is unique as it involves two of the best suited therapeutic fields: Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. Early detection and treatment are critical as some forms of TMJ problems could lead to more severe conditions. Call today and get the best TMJ treatment in Malaysia today.
The most important thing for a patient with jaw pain (TMJ pain) is that they need to be patient. Treatments take time. There are no magic bullets or magic potions that one can adapt to make everything all right. Our chiropractors are backed by the best clinical physiotherapists who utilize their hands-on skills and some specific therapeutic machines to help control the condition.
Why Did You Get TMJ Pain (Painful Jaw)?
TMJ disorders (Jaw Pain) develop for many reasons. It is either related directly to the jaw joint or when neck issues arise involving muscles of the neck. The neck and the jaw are closely linked, and as such, there are times when neck pain leads to jaw pain. Also, the opposite can be true, and hence, a jaw problem can lead to neck pain. The most common neck issues causing jaw pain are a slipped disc, bulging discs, disc herniation, degenerated discs, and even cervical spondylosis.
Our Clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists will jointly test your neck as well as your jaw. Our goal is to treat and fix the cause along with any associated disorders. Once we have accomplished this, your pain should disappear and never come back again. You might be clenching or grinding your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles too much, or too often, every time you get stressed! Also, the jaw pain you have today can be the result of an old injury. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to a fall or a punch. Even going to a dentist and having your mouth open for too long can lead to a TMJ problem. For some, it may even be a medical procedure, such as an endoscopy.
Jaw Pain Caused By Neck Problems, Slipped disc & Spondylosis.
On the other hand, when the pain is due to the jaw joint the goal is to correct the jaw issues.
However, we will check your neck to ensure that the jaw disorder has not caused a malfunction at the neck joint. Jaw pain is often due to habits or medical procedures. Dental work and scopes are the standard medical-related causes of jaw pain. To a lesser degree, the cause may be the result of posture or habits. A good example of bad habits is slouching over your cell phone or an iPad. In both these instances, the neck bones and muscles are the cause of jaw pain. So, do mind all that texting.
Not only will it give you neck problems, spondylosis & slipped discs can cause jaw pain. You might be clenching or grinding your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles too much, or, too often, every time you get stressed! Also, the jaw pain you have today can be the result of an old injury. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to a fall or a punch. Even going to a dentist and having your mouth open for too long can lead to a TMJ problem. Rest assured, regardless of the cause, our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists have the skills and technology to get rid of your jaw pain. Call our center to learn more about our collaborative TMJ (jaw) pain treatments.
Jaw Injuries & Jaw Pain
With severe jaw injury or neglected jaw pain, it may progress, involving the articular disc of the jaw joint. The articular disc is a cartilaginous structure that cushions the jaw joint. An articular disc can slip out of position and cause pain and clicking. Our methods of care have proven helpful in treating jaw pain coming from an articular disc. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking, or grating noise when you open your mouth or trouble opening your mouth wide. So, visit us to start feeling better. If you have jaw pain, we can help.
Jaw pain therapy and treatment through our targeted chiropractic treatments are extremely successful. Chiropractic TMJ treatments have been around for over 100-years. Chiropractors are the best holistic practitioners for spine and joint treatments. TMJ treatments through holistic chiropractic methods can help. Best of all, in our center, the care you get from a chiropractor (Kiroprakto) is enriched through physiotherapy. So, don’t live with TMJ issues. Opt for our holistic approach to wellness. Call us today.
How To Tell If You Have Jaw Problems Or TMD?
This is one of the more common questions put to our chiropractors and physiotherapists. Here are some things to watch out for:
- Are you aware of grinding or clenching your teeth
- Do you wake up with sore, stiff muscles around your jaws
- Do you have frequent headaches or neck aches
- Pain gets worse when you clench your teeth
- Stress makes your clenching and pain worse
- Your jaw click, pop, or catch when you open your mouth
- Your jaw locks when you open your mouth
- It is difficult or painful to open your mouth, eat, or yawn
- Have you ever injured your neck, head, or jaws
- Have you had problems (such as arthritis) with other joints
- Do you have teeth that no longer touch when you bite
- Is it hard to use your front teeth to bite or tear food
- Are your teeth sensitive, loose, broken & worn out
The more times you answered “yes,” the more likely it is that you have a TMJ disorder.
What Are The Goals Of Treatments We Provide For Jaw Pain?
In our offices, there are various non-surgical treatment options available to you. The goal of our jaw pain therapy is to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, our doctors of chiropractic and our expert physiotherapists will determine the proper course of an appropriate treatment specific to your condition. In our office, the care you receive is through a collaborated method. In other words, you get care from our chiropractors as well as from our physiotherapists. We are the non-surgical experts you need. Now, it is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach. What we mean by this is that you need to work with us. TMJ problems are not easy to solve. We need our patients to be active participants in the course of their care.
The goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. Our initial goal is to lessen and relieve your pain as soon as possible. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists do this by stabilizing your jaw joint. The jaw pain therapy or treatments you get from us are non-invasive and non-surgical. We do not prescribe drugs; therefore, we will have to refer you to general practitioners or a dentist for mediation. But, yet in most cases, we do not recommend medication.
Should You See A Dentist For TMJ Symptoms?
We will recommend a dentist or a specialist that can prescribe some pain-relieving medication for you. However, most of the time, this is not necessary. We always try to solve our patient’s conditions without the need for drugs or invasive procedures. TMJ pain and disorder is a mechanical condition, which is best suited for physiotherapy and chiropractic care. In addition to the care you get from our chiropractors and physiotherapists, we may also recommend some self-care for you. Self-care treatments can often be effective as well and include:
- Resting your jaw
- No gum chewing
- No biting into an apple or a pear
- Smaller Bites
- Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing or eating
- Eating soft foods
- Applying ice or heat (rarely)
- Exercising your jaw
- Practicing good posture
Your Jaw Pain Therapy & TMJ Treatment At Our Center May Include Nightguard Or Dental-Guard
A splint (or nightguard) fits over your top or bottom teeth and helps keep your teeth apart, thereby relaxing the muscles and reducing pain. Splints are measures that can reduce and even prevent TMJ stresses that often result from grinding your teeth during sleep. You may use them to slow the progression of your TMJ disorder. The splint (nightguard) is best in conjunction with our methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. Our chiropractors will let you know if you can benefit from a splint.
What Is The Difference Between A Dental Guard & A Nightguard?
Dental guards and nightguards are dental appliances used for dental issues and jaw pain or jaw injuries. The main difference is that ta nightguard is only worn at night. On the other hand, dental guards can be worn for up to 24-hours, especially for those with fractured or severely dislocated jaws.
A nightguard works by helping you stop the clenching or grinding of your teeth, reducing muscle tension at night, and helping protect the cartilage and joint surfaces. An anterior or forwardly positioned nightguard will help move your jaw forward and aid in disc repositioning. Even if you are not a big fan of wearing a nightguard, there are times when it is necessary. Often, we start the therapy without a nightguard, recommending it when it is required. Wear the nightguard during the night while you sleep. Aside from a night guard, other forms of dental guards are wearable for 24 hours. We advise all our patients against the 24 hours/day devices unless, of course, there is a fractured jaw joint.
Should You Wear a 24-Hour Guard?
If there is no evidence of a severely acute traumatic condition, we recommend that you avoid wearing the 24 hours/day mouth appliances, for they may further complicate recovery. It is for this reason why we advise against them. We always recommend that you should never depend on an appliance alone. There might be a need for a Nightguard (in rare cases), but therapy should be necessary for all jaw pain patients. Wearing a Nightguard can decrease the stress you subconsciously place on your jaw joints as you grind unknowing (Bruxism).
Get the Best TMJ Treatment in Malaysia at the Chiropractic Specialty Center®
Chiropractic Specialty Center® has treated many TMJ disorders successfully without the need for night guards, medication, injections, or surgery. Our success speaks for itself. Visit us in one of our many centers and start smiling again. Life is too short to live with jaw pain. Let our expert clinical teams of physios and chiros treat your TMJ pain.
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