TMJ in Port St. Lucie

Chiropractic Port St. Lucie FL TMJ

Among the areas of the body that Port St. Lucie chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It’s easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Port St. Lucie can also find relief.


TMJ in Port St. Lucie FL

TMJ disorder affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the head, just in front of the ear. About 12 % of the population experiences this at some point in their life. TMJ is caused by trauma, dental procedures, misalignments of the jaw, grinding teeth, or arthritis.

Before adjusting the jaw, it is important for your chiropractor to determine what caused TMJ in the first place and make lifestyle recommendations and exercises to help build stamina and prevent this from happening in the future.


CAUSES OF TMJ

TMJ has a myriad of potential causes that your Port St. Lucie chiropractors will explore when you book your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include serious jaw trauma or dislocation, physical or emotional stress, or even sitting in a dentist’s chair for long periods of time with your mouth wide open. The emotional stress doesn’t end up causing TMJ on its own, but if you tend to clench your teeth as a result, this may end up causing it. Statistics show that women are four times as likely to suffer from TMJ as men.


CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP TMJ?

Chiropractic adjustments are gentle, safe, and specific that can restore optimal movement and function of muscles and nerves. Many people notice a difference after just one adjustment.

Once your chiropractor confirms that you do have TMJ, you’ll be given a treatment plan based on the specifics of your situation. Our team at Expedition Chiropractic wants to get to the cause of your problem so every angle is explored before a thorough plan is created. Usually, a treatment plan for TMJ will include chiropractic adjustments, special exercises, and possibly heat or ice to lessen pain if it is particularly painful.

If you have any of the symptoms of TMJ, schedule a consultation with a chiropractor as soon as possible. It’s also important that you follow any advice or recommendations given during that consultation and subsequent appointments. Every exercise and treatment is designed to remove the underlying cause of the problem and restore your jaw function back to normal.


If you would like more information on how Expedition Chiropractic can help you, call our office at (772) 245-7069 or send us an e-mail.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
8:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
Closed


Saturday
Closed

Expedition Chiropractic

3233 SW Port St Lucie Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

(772) 245-7069