Since trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is frequently quite painful, we do our best to help our Buffalo patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. will tell you that the medical research shows just how much chiropractic can help ease pain in the TMJ.
For example, a study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice included 15 people with temporomandibular disorders who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back adjustments, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Individuals were examined prior to these therapies and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. They reported positive results such as reduced pain, greater jaw mobility, and lower disability at both follow-ups.
Another research study carried out a review of almost 800 studies involving manual and manipulative therapy for disorders such as TMJ and found similar findings. 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 injury to the jaw or neck can cause pain symptoms, there are other sources to consider as well, such as grinding teeth, arthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to tension.
No matter what is making your jaw ache, call Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. today and schedule an appointment to come into our Buffalo clinic. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!