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.
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
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Locking of jaw
- Change in teeth sensitivity or bite formation
- Limited mouth movement
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.