Jaw Pain and TMJ Treatment

TMJ & Jaw Pain Specialist Melbourne

Is jaw pain affecting your everyday life? Adaptive Chiropractic Melbourne can help! Let us provide you with holistic and effective jaw pain treatment that will ease your discomfort and transform your life for the better.

Understanding Jaw Pain and TMJ Treatment

Jaw pain, or “temporomandibular joint” (TMJ) syndrome, can be incredibly painful. It hurts to talk, it hurts to eat sometimes, or it hurts to just open your mouth. When the jaw pain is bad, it can even lead to headaches and tension around the neck, in some cases.

Chiropractic treatment of the TMJ joint focuses on relieving tension in the muscles around the joints, using trigger point therapy to alleviate the jaw pain associated with TMJ. In some cases, misalignment of the jaw that results from bad posture or a pre-existing back problem can cause TMJ joint disorder.

Here at Melbourne Adaptive Chiropractic, our approach to TMJ treatment caused by misalignment in your neck and upper back is to perform chiropractic adjustments on your spinal joints around these problematic areas. We also use cranial therapy to help alleviate tension in the skull to further improve painful TMJ associated symptoms. Our team of TMJ specialists will be able to teach relaxation techniques to help loosen your jaw and relieve pressure, as well as recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life. After a detailed assessment of your condition, our Melbourne TMJ specialist will look to identify the source of the discomfort and provide the right treatments and suggestions that will help and alleviate pain.

Common symptoms of jaw pain or TMJ

Besides pain or tenderness of the jaw, here are some of the symptoms that might indicate a need for jaw pain or TMJ treatment:

  • Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • A clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth of chew, accompanied by pain or limitation of movement

Depending on the causes of your jaw pain, our chiropractic TMJ treatments and exercises can help to improve motion of your TMJ joint. This in turn causes related symptoms such as ear pain, jaw locking, headaches, and neck pain to be reduced.

Your chiropractor in Melbourne truly cares for your wellbeing

Adaptive Chiropractic is committed to taking a holistic approach to chiropractic care. Not only do we use safe yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief in the treatment of jaw pain and TMJ, but we also want to support you in reaching and maintaining optimal health.

Our founder Dr Clarence Ho is passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. In addition to specialising in jaw pain treatments, spine related treatments, back pain massage and posture correction, he and his team also assist patients with pregnancy related pain, migraine treatment, sports remedial massage, deep muscle massage and posture correction. At our Melbourne CBD clinic we treat a wide range of people, from infants to senior adults and elite athletes.

Easy access and quality care in our Melbourne CBD clinic

Located right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD at the top end on Collins Street, Adaptive Chiropractic provides effective jaw pain treatment in a warm and inviting practice. Our founder and chiropractors have lived and worked in Melbourne for many years, and are uniquely positioned to understand and enhance the health and wellbeing needs of the local community living and working in the Melbourne CBD and inner Melbourne.

For your convenience, we offer early morning, lunch time and late afternoon appointments. Our clients come from all walks of life, from high-stress corporate jobs to active sports athletes and we understand that stress can be a major negative impact on overall health and quality of life. Through state-of-the-art scanning technology, our team at Adaptive Chiropractic Melbourne CBD is committed in providing you the highest quality in chiropractic care. Our specialised and holistic techniques will help to not only alleviate TMJ related symptoms, but also improve the overall wellbeing of an individual, ensuring that they feel better both mentally and physically.

Experiencing jaw pain or other TMJ related symptoms? Contact us for more information, or make an appointment to see one of our experienced Melbourne jaw specialists today.