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TMJ Relief from an Expert | Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ

TMJ Relief from an Expert | Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ

Hello, everyone! Dr. Jodi Kinney here. In today’s video, we’re exploring a common but often misunderstood condition: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, better known as TMJ or TMD. It’s that pesky jaw pain, popping, or discomfort many experience but might not know there’s a chiropractic solution for. Join me as I demonstrate how we address TMJ pain safely and effectively.

Understanding TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ issues can arise from various factors, including stress, teeth grinding, trauma, or even misalignment in the spine. This joint, located on either side of your face, plays a pivotal role in your ability to talk, chew, and express yourself. When it’s out of sync, the discomfort can be all-consuming.

The Chiropractic TMJ Adjustment

The key to addressing TMJ lies not just in treating the jaw itself but understanding its connection to the cervical spine. Today, my patient Jill has graciously agreed to let us demonstrate the process. We start by ensuring the upper neck is free from subluxations, thereby optimizing nerve function to the jaw.

Using a tool known as the Activator, we apply gentle, precise adjustments to the TMJ area. This tool is perfect for sensitive areas like the jaw, offering a non-invasive method to realign and relieve tension without the traditional “cracking” associated with chiropractic adjustments.

Step-by-Step Adjustment

  • Clearing Neck Subluxations: We begin with the upper neck, addressing any misalignments to ensure unimpeded nerve communication to the jaw.
  • Activator Adjustment: Opening the mouth slightly, we locate the TMJ and apply targeted impulses to realign the joint, performed on both sides to ensure balance.
  • Post-Adjustment Mobility: Finally, we ask the patient to open and close their mouth, observing improved alignment and motion, indicating a successful adjustment.

Why Consider Chiropractic for TMJ?

Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, surgery-free approach to TMJ relief. By focusing on the body’s natural alignment and nerve function, we can address the root cause of discomfort, not just the symptoms. This holistic approach ensures lasting relief and improved quality of life.

Seeking Relief?

If you’re wrestling with TMJ discomfort, clicking, or pain, it’s crucial not to delay. Chiropractic care provides a safe, effective path to relief. Reach out to your chiropractor, or if you’re in the area, come see us. We’re here to help you smile, chew, and live comfortably once more.

I’m Dr. Jodi Kinney, dedicated to your well-being and pain-free living. Stay tuned for more insights and solutions. Take care, and see you soon!

Kinney Chiropractic

At Kinney Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in really listening and getting to the root cause of why you are in pain and not living up to your true potential. We go above and beyond with a thorough exam and specialized digital X-rays so we can fully understand what’s causing your problem.

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