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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are extremely common and just one of the many conditions our health care professional team is able to help treat and manage here at Hansen Chiropractic. If you've been diagnosed with TMJ disorder or have been experiencing unexplained pain in your jaw, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us and call 631-321-5400.
TMJ refers to a disorder that is characterized by the dysfunction of one or both of the jaw joints on either side of the head. The main purpose of these joints is to provide a shock-absorbing function when chewing or biting down. Unfortunately, when either of the joints is damaged or misaligned, this can lead to serious health problems and discomfort.
There are many potential causes of TMJ disorder, including trauma to the mouth, stress from chewing or grinding teeth, or even deterioration of the cartilage found in the joints.
Many people who suffer from TMJ experience pain and discomfort on one side or both sides of the jaw, especially while chewing or opening the mouth wide for extended periods of time (such as during a dental procedure). Some of the other potential signs of TMJ disorder include:
In some cases, the presence of a TMJ disorder can be made obvious by just looking at the mouth. Patients with TMJ tend to have an uneven bite, and their teeth may be in noticeably poor alignment within the mouth.
Typically, a dentist will be the one to officially diagnose TMJ, but if you're experiencing any of the above symptoms and believe you're suffering from TMJ, we encourage you to schedule a chiropractic appointment for treatment. Through the use of skilled chiropractic care, our chiropractor, Dr. Chris Hansen can help you to find relief from your pain and other symptoms associated with TMJ without the need for medications or risky, invasive medical procedures.
Some specific treatments we offer for those suffering from TMJ include:
Depending on your needs, our chiropractor may recommend more than one treatment to provide you with the best management of your symptoms.
TMJ can have a major impact on your life, but with the right care from a skilled West Babylon chiropractor, you can find the relief you seek. Schedule your free consultation with our team at Hansen Chiropractic today. We proudly serve the areas of West Babylon, Babylon, Long Island, West Islip, Lindenhurst, and Copiague—and we've been nominated the best Chiropractor of Long Island for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015!
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