As trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is often quite painful, we do our best to help our Yuma patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Montero Chiropractic Clinic will tell you that the research shows just how much chiropractic can help ease soreness in the jaw.
For instance, a study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice included 15 patients with jaw pain who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back adjustments, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. People were evaluated prior to these treatments and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. The researchers reported positive results such as reduced pain, greater jaw mobility, and lower disability at both follow-ups.
Another research paper carried out a review of almost 800 studies involving manual and manipulative therapy for disorders such as TMJ and found similar findings. The group concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease pain associated with jaw pain and other upper extremity disorders.
This is great news since the triggers of TMJ are largely unknown. While trauma to the jaw or neck can cause pain symptoms, there are other causes to consider as well, such as grinding teeth, osteoarthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to stress.
No matter what is making your jaw ache, call Montero Chiropractic Clinic now and schedule an appointment to come into our Yuma practice. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!