Jaw Pain

If you place your fingers in front of each ear and move your jaw from side to side, you’ll feel an opening that changes shape. This is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), where the temporal bone of the skull attaches to your jaw or mandible.

In a recent study nearly 30% of all Australians have TMJ problems.

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Symptoms:

  • Severe headaches
  • Loss of hearing
  • Tinnitis (ring of the ears)
  • Shoulder, cheek, jaw or tooth pain
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • “Clicky”, noisy jaw on opening and or closing

Causes:

  • Poorly fitting braces
  • Wisdom teeth removed
  • Poor dental work
  • Trauma – a hit or knock to the jaw

Research has shown the spinal problems (especially misalignments of the upper cervical spine-neck) and TMJ problems are often related. In fact, gentle, safe chiropractic care may help avoid TMJ surgery.

In the best interest of our patients, we work closely along side local dentists are beginning to work together to ensure jaw-skull spinal health. Any patients who suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned should contact us for an assessment. If we don’t think we can help you, we will refer you accordingly, always having your best interest in mind.

Menai Clinic

Shop 1A 62-70 Allison Crescent Menai, NSW 2234

CONTACT Chiro 4 Family Wellness MENAI

1A 62-70 Allison Crescent Menai, NSW 2234

Telephone 02 9541 2100 | Facsimile 02 9532 1943