In last week’s post, we reviewed the anatomy of the temporomandiular joint and the pathophysiologies most commonly responsible for TMJ dysfunction. In today’s post, we will cover how chiropractic care can help to treat the pain and symptoms of this common condition.
Standard Care for TMJ Dysfunction
Standard medical care includes muscle relaxants and analgesics, night guards to prevent bruxism (teeth grinding), and dietary changes to softer foods. In more severe cases, orthodontic bite plates may be used. In the most extreme cases, surgery may be performed.