Chiropractors may use a combination of manual therapies, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to help manage TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. TMJ disorder is a condition that affects the joints and muscles of the jaw, which can result in pain and discomfort.
Chiropractors may use techniques such as spinal manipulation, massage, and trigger point therapy to help relieve tension and reduce pain in the muscles of the jaw and neck. They may also use techniques to adjust the position of the jaw to help relieve pressure on the joint.
In addition to these manual therapies, chiropractors may recommend exercises to help strengthen the muscles around the jaw and improve jaw function. They may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as changes in diet or posture, to help manage symptoms of TMJ disorder.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for TMJ disorder can vary depending on the severity and underlying cause of the condition. Chiropractors may work in conjunction with other healthcare providers, such as dentists or physical therapists, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for TMJ disorder.