TMJ In Kirkland WA

lady with mouth pain

TMJ Disorders are immensely complex and may be the result of not only physical or anatomical dysfunction but also, a psychological component may be a part of the puzzle as well. Chiropractic offers one effective method of addressing the dysfunctional TMJ. Whether the problem developed after a significant trauma or motor vehicle accident or is part of a more chronicdysfunction, your nervous system adapts and compensates for this dysfunction. The dysfunctional TMJ becomes normal to your body, irregardless of pain, headaches or other symptoms. Chiropractic acts to break this cycle by improving joint motion through adjustments to your TMJ and spine while re-setting your nervous system to recognize the new patterns of normal function.As posture plays an important role in TMJ disorders, a wide variety of postural strengthening/stretching techniques as well as proprioceptive re-training methods and supportive nutritional supplements are also a part of care.

Common Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Jaw Pain/ Facial Pain
  • Clunking/Clicking with opening your mouth
  • Imbalances in movement when opening your mouth
  • Bruxism (grinding of one’s teeth while sleeping)

A Chiropractic Approach to Dealing With Your TMJ Disorder

Proprioceptive (body position – in this case jaw – awareness) Re-Education

Rehabilitative Exercises to improve muscle function and posture.

Chiropractic Adjustments to enhance joint motion/function

Nutritional Supplements/Modifications to enhance healing process

Referral to local Dentists or Oral Surgeons for splint therapy

An integrative approach is often the most comprehensive method of getting to the cause of your problem. Dr. Bourree works closely with Dentists, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naturopathic Physicians and Counselors in order to provide you with the best care.

For more information on dealing with TMJ disorders, please contact Dr. Bourree for a consultation.

Abbreviated References:

(1) Wright EF, Domenech MA, Fischer JR. Usefullness of Posture Training for Patients with Tempromandibular Disorders. Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 131, February 2000. pp. 202-210

(2) Israel HA, Scrivani SJ, The Interdisciplinary Approach to Oral, Facial and Head Pain. Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol.131, July 2000. pp. 919-926.

(3) Stohler CS. Muscle-Related Tempromandibular Disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain 1999;13:273-284

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Bourree Chiropractic & Massage
12841 Northeast 85th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-0334

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