Why does your jaw hurt in Watertown SD
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a set of disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint and/or the surrounding musculature.
These disorders cause pain and dysfunction in the joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. A thorough examination, including functional testing, is required for proper diagnosis.
TMJ dysfunction is one of the most frustrating and debilitating injuries—for the simple reason that most medical professionals do not yet understand how to treat it. Few practitioners understand the complexity of the dysfunction, and some may dismiss your complaints as minor or insignificant.
What our experts at Watertown Chiropractic can do for your TMJ pain
We have developed a unique and proven treatment protocol for TMJ pain and dysfunction that allows us to:
- Diagnose the true cause of pain
- Relieve tension of the muscles responsible for jaw motion (eliminating aberrant movement)
- Minimize joint stress
- Improve cervical and temporomandibular motion and stability
RESULTS IN ABOUT 3 VISITS
50% average patient-reported decrease in pain and improvement in functionality.