The temperomandibular joint is a small joint just in front of the ear that enables the jaw to open and close. It’s a small joint with a big role in humans – eating and talking! Dysfunction with the TMJ can cause:
pain and tenderness over the surface of the joint
clicking or popping
toothache or ear ache
Those who suffer from teeth clenching or grinding will often have problems with the TMJ. TMJ Chiropractic care can also supplement the changes experienced with orthodontic work. At Taylor Chiropractic Kiama, Mark and Mel have undertaken postgraduate study to understand and manage the TMJ specifically.
Chiropractic management involves
Full assessment of function
Manual adjustments and mobilizations
Exercises and stretching
Posture and sleep advice.
A note about posture: today’s prevalence of poor posture with forward head position and rounded upper backs has a significant impact on the position and function of the TMJ.