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TMJ Jaw Pain | Sydney Chiropractor Treatments

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) or jaw pain can be annoying and finding the right treatment can be frustrating. Over the past 20+ years, our Sydney chiropractors have gained deep experience treating TMJ problems. We have delivered 1000’s of musculoskeletal treatments to Sydney TMJ sufferers with a clicking jaw, jaw pain when opening, jaw clenching, grinding teeth, neck pain, head pain, and headaches.

Most TMJ pain can be helped without the use of medications, injections, or surgery.  These therapies should be used as a last resort; only after less invasive TMJ or jaw pain treatments have been exhausted.

What is TMJ jaw pain and its causes?

Your temporomandibular joint is commonly referred to as your jaw.   Trauma, clenching, grinding, or shoulder pain frequently are the root cause of most TMJ problems.  Stress, poor sleep, and anxiety can also contribute to TMJ disorder.

Catching and treating your jaw problems early gives you the best chance at complete resolution.

Common TMJ pain areas

  • ear and jaw pain on one or both sides
  • pain in the left or right side of your face, jaw, and near the ear
  • pain under your ear behind their jawbone
  • pain in the jaw joint
  • pain behind the ear and jaw
  • pain in cheekbone and jaw
  • ear, jaw, and neck pain on the left or right
  • pain along the side of your head

Don’t miss these early TMJ jaw pain symptoms

  • frequent jaw muscle tension
  • sudden jaw pain
  • jaw pain or fatigue when chewing
  • uneven bite
  • sore jaw and headache
  • neck or shoulder pain
  • can’t open jaw fully without discomfort

Get a second opinion and visit our premier jaw pain treatment Sydney clinic today.  

TMJ Jaw Pain Treatment Difference with Our Sydney Chiropractors

Our chiropractors in Sydney CBD may be able to help with your TMJ problem if it is caused by misalignment or dysfunction in your TMJ joint or surrounding muscles.

Our Sydney chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems such as TMJ pain. What sets us apart from most chiropractors is that we use a mix of techniques, such as manual chiropractic adjustments, mobilisation, or soft tissue therapy, to help restore proper alignment and function of the TMJ. For chronic TMJ pain, we can also use a Shock Wave Therapy machine to help stimulate your natural healing processes.

Chiropractic treatment can also be part of a broader health plan

It’s also important to understand not all TMJ problems are caused by misalignment or dysfunction, and other underlying conditions like stress, teeth grinding, or arthritis, can also add to the problem. In these cases, chiropractic treatment may not be enough to resolve your TMJ on its own, and other treatments or self-care strategies may be required.

It’s best to consult with a healthcare practitioner to understand the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder and to form the best possible treatment plan in which chiropractic care, as well as other forms of therapy and self-care strategies, may be included.

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Shock Wave Therapy for chronic jaw pain treatment.

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