Chiropractic care for your TMJ

Did you know that Chiropractic care can help with TMJ pain and discomfort?? After ruling out problems inside the mouth and with the teeth ask your chiropractor if they can help!

The jaw is a hing joint and the 2 joints work together simultaneously to open and close the jaw, however this doesn’t always happen correctly. Sometimes the jaw can be “off track” and one side may open before the other and vice versa. When the function of the jaw is off you can get discomfort in the jaw and even headaches. A chiropractor is trained to analyze this joint along with all other joints in the body for proper function and bio mechanics. If this is off a chiropractic adjustment can help! There are many different ways to adjust this joint, manually (with our hands), with an activator and with a pro-adjuster. Along with the adjustment there are soft tissue techniques that allow us to treat the muscles surrounding the jaw to decrease spasm, pain and inflammation. We can do this with our hands and we can also use ultrasound therapy to treat these muscles. Avoiding hard candy, hard foods and chewing gum will also help your jaw to heal properly and maintain proper function after it is restored!

Check out my video to learn more!

Dr. Nicole Davis graduated from Logan University with not only her Doctorate in Chiropractic but her Bachelors in Life Sciences. After working with hundreds of clients a week in a busy Ohio Chiropractic clinic, she decided to head home to Des Moines to be closer to her family.  She currently specializes in family wellness care with advanced training in pediatric and pregnancy care, working alongside 2 other doctors in the only Wellness Center in Iowa to offer Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Specialized Pediatric and Pregnancy Care as well as Functional Medicine.  She loves spending time with family, friends and her dog, Maci. She is here to serve her community with love, support and enthusiasm.

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