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TMJ Treatment in Omaha, Nebraska

The joint that connects your jawbone to your skull is called temporomandibular joint. It is like a hinge that allows you to open and close your mouth. If you are having pain in that joint or it isn't working correctly, you likely have a condition called TMJ syndrome. Fortunately, our chiropractors in Omaha at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic can help.

Who Is At Risk For TMJ?

Several factors can trigger your pain, including:

  • Previous jaw injury

  • Long-term clenching or grinding of the teeth

  • Arthritis in the joint

  • Connective tissue disease

What Are the Symptoms Of TMJ?

The symptoms of TMJ can be painful and a bit frustrating. They include:

  • Pain and tenderness of the jaw

  • Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints

  • Pain around the ears

  • Aching pain in the face

  • Difficult or painful when chewing

  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth

How Is TMJ Diagnosed?

Our chiropractors can diagnose TMJ through a physical exam. They would observe the range of motion in your jaw, listen for clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth, and press on different areas of your jaw to find where it hurts the most.

How Is TMJ Treated?

Our chiropractors can use jaw manipulation to relieve the tension and pressure in that area. They may recommend wearing a mouth guard at night. This can prevent you from clenching or grinding the teeth at night and keep you from injuring the joint or aggravating the condition more. Our doctors may also suggest jaw exercises to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint.

If you are suffering from TMJ, our chiropractors at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha can help. We can create a TMJ treatment plan to improve the function of your jaw and relieve your pain. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 402-334-4700.