TMJ (Jaw) Pain

Many people experience jaw pain and immediately think of going to the dentist. While this certainly is not a bad place to start, often times there may be an issue with your teeth which, if corrected by your dentist, may resolve your jaw pain. However, the cause of the problem may be something wrong with the muscular and ligamentous structures surrounding the jaw.

Dr. Cameron Weishaar and Dr. Troy Holder are chiropractors trained to evaluate the jaw and surrounding structures which may be involved. The following pages will explain the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and how it works, potential causes of jaw pain, and treatment options.

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Sousa, Thomas. Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor 4th Ed. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC 2009.