Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)

Having temporomandibular joint pain can be life altering and debilitating. It not only elicits intense pain on the jaw but it can also affect your sleep, eating habits, general mood, and stress levels to name a few. Often known as TMJ or TMD, temporomandibular disorder affects many millions of people daily. Research conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research shows that 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders, more prevalent in females than males.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. It is found on both sides of the head along the front of the ears allowing the jaw to open and close. This action and movement of the jaw allows an individual to eat and speak. When this area is inflamed from trauma, misalignment of the jaw, or even stress, A 2021 research states the following common symptoms associated with TMJ/TMD which can be found either on one side or both sides:

  • pain that can be felt in the face or neck
  • stiffness in the muscles of the jaw
  • limited movement of the jaw
  • locking of the jaw
  • clicking or popping sound from the TMJ site
  • dental issues, such as the wearing down of teeth
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • vertigo
  • headaches
  • shift in the jaw, changing the way that the upper and lower teeth align (called malocclusion)

While there are many treatment options for to treat TMJ/TMD, they often do not provide any long term solutions. Rather than addressing the root cause of the disorder, many practitioners focus on the location of the pain. This will only provide a temporary relief and masks the problem without truly fixing the cause.

All is not lost however! Fast Relief Acupuncture has developed a system to help relieve TMJ/TMD disorders that provide long term solutions. With our unique treatment system, our goal is to help correct the cause of the problem rather than temporarily put a ‘band- aid’ over it! It is a safe, effective, and proven technique that provided countless number of patients with relief and satisfaction to help them return to living a pain and stress free life! If you are tired of living a life of chronic jaw pain and headaches and want to return a life of eating normally without pain, sleeping without pain, and want to just live without pain, make your appointment as soon as possible! I am here to help you NOW!

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