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TMJ Pain Eased by Chiropractic

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TMJ Pain Eased by Chiropractic

Gresham TMJ pain recoverySince trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is often quite painful, we do our best to help our Gresham patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Dr. Ramsey will tell you that the research shows just how much your chiropractor can help ease ache in the TMJ.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With TMJ Pain and Discomfort

For example, one study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice involved 15 people with jaw pain who were managed with neck adjustments, middle-back manipulation, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Subjects were assessed prior to these therapies and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. The authors reported positive outcomes such as reduced discomfort, greater jaw movement, and lower disability at both follow-ups.

Another clinical study carried out a review of almost 800 papers involving manual and manipulative therapy for conditions such as TMJ and discovered similar results. They concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease symptoms 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 area can cause pain symptoms, there are other causes to consider as well, such as bruxism, arthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to stress.

Dr. Ramsey Can Help People Find Relief From TMJ Pain

No matter what is making your jaw hurt, call Dr. Ramsey today and make an appointment to come into our Gresham office. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!

Studies

  • Gonzalez-Iglesias J et al. (2013, November). Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;29(8):586-95
  • Brantingham J et al. (2013, March-April). Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;36(3):143-201
  • Oral Care. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd on November 2, 2015
March 07, 2022
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Dr. Ramsey

Dr. Robert Ramsey and the talented team at Gresham Family Chiropractic have been providing the best chiropractic care available to patients in Gresham, OR since 1997. We treat many conditions related to back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sciatica. Dr. Ramsey also specializes in the treatment of auto accident injuries and work injuries sustained on the job.