TMJ/TMD Treatment

TMJ/TMD Treatment in Inglewood, CA

The hinge that connects your jaw to the skull in front of each ear is called the temporomandibular joint. This joint allows you to move your jaw up, down, and side to side so you can chew, speak, and even yawn. Unfortunately, many people develop problems with their jaw and surrounding facial muscles or nerves that control it. These are called temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, is part of TMD in that it’s a dysfunction resulting in pain and movement issues with the jaw joint. These temporomandibular conditions can be painful and interfere with a patient’s sense of health and wellness. Thankfully, Dr. Kian Javid and the staff at South Bay Wellness Center offers TMJ/TMD treatment in Inglewood, CA.

TMD

Problems that disrupt the system of muscles, bones, nerves, and joints making up the jaw can result in TMD. This includes myofascial pain, which is a pain in the connective tissues and muscles that control the jaw, neck, and shoulder, and degenerative joint disease, which is arthritis in the jaw joint.

Here are some common symptoms of TMD:

  • Soreness in the jaw area
  • Headache
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Locking of jaw
  • Change in teeth sensitivity or bite formation
  • Limited mouth movement

TMJ

TMJ occurs when problems arise with the temporomandibular joint. Some common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in one or both temporomandibular joints
  • Ear and facial aches
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Locking of temporomandibular joint
  • Clicking sound during chewing or opening mouth

TMJ/TMD Treatment Near You

If TMJ or TMD goes untreated, the pain can worsen until conditions become debilitating. Chiropractic care can help with treatment for these conditions. Our doctor near you can alleviate tension or dysfunction in the spine, reducing pressure on certain nerves. This reduction in pressure can alleviate facial and jaw pain. In addition, our doctor in Inglewood, CA, can assist with stress reduction techniques, which have also been associated with alleviation of pain due to TMJ or TMD.

Dr. Kian Javid can help identify dysfunctions associated with TMD and/or TMJ and provide professional treatment to alleviate associated pain and symptoms. For more information, contact South Bay Wellness Center.

FAQ

When should your child see a chiropractor?

You should bring your child into our Inglewood clinic if they are experiencing bedwetting, ear infections, or having trouble nursing.

At what age can a child go to a chiropractor?

People at any age, even infants, can benefit from chiropractic care.

How old does a baby need to be to see a chiropractor?

A chiropractor at South Bay Wellness Center can treat babies shortly after birth.

Will chiropractic adjustments hurt kids?

No. In fact, children are more flexible than adults, so it is even less painful for them.

What type of pediatric conditions do chiropractors typically treat?

  • Constipation
  • Acid reflux
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Issues with latching and breastfeeding
  • Torticollis
  • Upset stomach or gas
  • Pediatric scoliosis

When are the times your child may need to get checked?

If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms or conditions listed above, feel free to bring them in for treatment at South Bay Wellness Center.

What techniques do the chiropractors at South Bay Wellness Center usually use for pediatric patients?

At South Bay Wellness Center in Inglewood, we use spinal manipulation, stretches, exercises, and massage therapy.

Is pediatric chiropractic care safe for children in Inglewood, CA?

Yes, our practice is entirely safe for patients of all ages.

Can pediatric chiropractic care treat bedwetting? How?

Chiropractic adjustments can help enhance nervous system function. The adjustments do this by removing subluxations that obstruct correct bodily functions by focusing on the vertebrae that affect the bladder.

How can pediatric chiropractic care help allergies and asthma?

By reducing subluxations in the spine, the nervous system can work properly and improve the function of the lungs and diaphragm.

What other conditions can the pediatric chiropractors at South Bay Wellness Center in Inglewood, CA treat?

Our chiropractors can treat the conditions listed above as well as ailments such as asthma, sleep issues, and bedwetting.

Can all chiropractors treat children?

Yes, all of our chiropractors can treat children.

Why would a newborn go to the chiropractor?

We see newborns mostly for colic and breastfeeding issues.