Treatment Options for TMJ Pain (TMD):

After receiving a thorough examination of the TMJ and related structures, Spokane chiropractors Dr. Cameron Weishaar and Dr. Troy Holder at Back In Motion will be able to put together the best treatment options for your TMJ condition. As chiropractors, we are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves-muscles-bones), including disorders of the TMJ. A complete treatment plan will address all aspects of the problem, such as, muscle tightness, inflammation, joint dysfunction, and of course pain. The most common components of your TMJ treatment plan may include, but are not limited to:
Heat/Ice
Trigger Point Therapy
TMJ and Cervical Spine (neck) Manipulation/Adjustments
Stretching and TMJ gait training (gait training is designed to re-train your jaw muscles how to open and close the mouth properly)
Postural correction
General Stress reduction and lifestyle modification/coaching
Pain control supplements (Kava, Valerian root, Bioflavinoids)

Other Options include:
Referral to your MD for medications (NSAIDs, Ibuprofen (Motrin) are commonly prescribed)
Referral to your dentist for management of any dental conditions
In severe cases, a referral for surgical consultation may be necessary

For a comprehensive evaluation of your TMJ and its related structures schedule an appointment with one of the excellent doctors at Back In Motion Chiropractic: 509-443-3535

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Related Conditions:

  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)


References:

Vizniak, N, Carnes M, et al. Quick Reference Evidence-Based Conditions Manual 3rd ed. Professional Health Systems 2009.

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