TMJ & Jaw Pain

Care through chiropractic

Do you have pain when you open your mouth, yawn or chew?  Do you have popping in your jaw and soreness in your cheeks or around the ear?  These symptoms may indicate a Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD.

Chiropractic joint manipulation and mobilization, coupled with stretches, soft tissue mobilization and physical therapy modalities can help to stabilize your symptoms.

Dr. Cady will give you homework to do in addition to in office treatment.  Homework often includes specific jaw stretches, icing and adjusting your diet.  We are here to help you with your recovery.  Dr. Cady is one of the few doctors who successfully treats injuries to the Jaw. We get many referrals from Medical Doctors, Dentists and Orthodontists for evaluation and treatment of TMJ problems.  Come in for an evaluation today.

Treatment Options:

Manipulation: Dr. Cady uses an Activator Adjusting Instrument to adjust the misaligned TMJ joint. This helps to restore normal biomechanics to the joint which improves joint function and reduces pain.

Ultrasound: Reduction of joint inflammation and muscle inflammation and any other inflammatory responses that occur in the head and neck area. Ultrasound is extremely beneficial in reducing swelling and pain in the TMJ area.

Moist Heat: Causes muscles muscle relaxation by applying deep heat to muscle groups and also the joint area by a hydrocollator.

Ice: Ice can be introduced to achieve pain reduction and reduce spasm and muscle tension.

Myofascial Therapy: Reduces muscle tension and stress, and muscle pain by manual manipulation.